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Ever Wonder How Many Calories You Burn From Running? An Expert's Answer

Although cardio isn't all about burning calories and losing weight, it's helpful to know how much energy you're expending on a long run, especially if you're on a weight-loss path. Fitness trackers have proven to be unreliable in the calorie-counting game, so we have to turn to more credible sources to find out how many calories you're burning on that 5K trail. Michael Olzinski, MSc, Purplepatch endurance coach, Equinox run coach, and ultra-marathoner told POPSUGAR, "Calories are very simply a measure of energy that you spend during physical activity, and the more muscle mass or body mass a person has, generally the higher the energy requirement for a specific activity.
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