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Monday, May 21, 2018

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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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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.

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The longest walk around the world was completed by a former neon-sign salesman, Jean Beliveau. He walked 46,600 miles around 64 countries. The trip took him 11 years.

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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.

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It would take, on average, 1 hour and 43 minutes of walking to burn off a 540-calorie Big Mac.

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Walking is also known as ambulation. The term "walk" is from the Old English wealcan, or "to roll."

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Even though Americans use walking as their mode of transportation in less than 6 percent of their trips, over 13 percent of all traffic deaths involve pedestrians.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation. Within a few short decades, society - its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structures, its key institutions - rearranges itself...Fifty years later, there is a new world, and people born then cannot even imagine the world in which their grandparents lived...We are currently living through such a time."

ANSWER: Peter Drucker, cited in "Managing In Great Times Of Change" (1995)

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