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How many calories do you burn walking uphill?

July 16, 2009

The Physical Activity Laboratory is seeking healthy, overweight (~30-75 lbs overweight), non-smoking volunteers, aged 18-45 for a study on the calories burned during uphill and downhill walking.

Benefits include:

  • Body composition (% body fat)
  • Resting and exercise caloric expenditure
  • Fitness assessment
  • Heart health
  • Bone density

Participants should not be currently taking prescription medications or using any illicit drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine.

If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to: or call (970) 492-4072.

The study will require 3-4.5 hours total, consisting of three 1-2 hour visits to the lab.

CSU project title: Biomechanics and Energetics of Gradient Walking in Adults, Principal Investigator: Ray Browning, Ph.D.

Contact: Kellie Ehlen
Phone: (970) 492-4072