Monday, May 13, 2013

This Day Was Made for Walkin'

With temps in the 60's and sunshine (finally!), this was the perfect day to walk. I took a two-mile walk during lunch, then came home and walked again. Bliss.

Fun facts about walking:
  • 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 typical pair of tennis shoes will last 500 miles of walking

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

  • An average city block is equivalent to 200 steps

  • To burn off one plain M&M candy, a person would need to walk the entire length of a football field (I'd go for the Big Mac instead)

  • Chickens, pigeons, cranes, quails, and at least eight of the 27 families of birds bob their head when they walk

  • In 1970, 66% of children walked to school. Today, only 13% walk.

  • Every minute you walk can extend your life by 1.5 to 2 minutes

  • Walking sideways burns 78 percent more calories than walking forward.

  • In your lifetime you will walk about 65,000 miles — that's three times around the earth!

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