How Many Calories Does 10,000 Steps Burn?
An average individual burns roughly 300 to 500 calories by walking 10,000 steps, the equivalent of 5 miles. It takes about 20 minutes to complete one mile. For sustainable weight loss, one has to burn more calories than what he or she takes in.
So if you walk 10,000 steps per day, you will burn about 3,500 calories a week. When you burn 3,500 more calories than you consume, you lose a pound of body fat.