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Monday, February 13, 2017
While brisk walking helps reduce body fat, lower blood pressure, and increase high-density lipoprotein, the United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. The average Australian takes 9,695 steps per day (just a few short of the ideal 10,000), and the average American just 5,117.
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Today's Random Fact:
Given that the world is about 25,000 miles in circumference and that the average walking rate is 3 miles per hour, it would take a person walking nonstop approximately 347 days to walk around the world.
A person burns essentially the same amount of calories whether they run or walk a mile. Running just gets a person to a destination faster.
It would take, on average, 1 hour and 43 minutes of walking to burn off a 540-calorie Big Mac.
To burn off one plain M&M candy, a person would need to walk the entire length of a football field.