Column #360 July 29, 2022
How far will 10,000 steps take you? If the length of your step is 2.5 feet (30 inches), then 10,000 steps will cover 25,000 feet. A mile is 5,280 feet, therefore 25,000 feet is 4.73 miles. Is that the distance we need to walk daily to stay healthy?
Harvard Medical School has a book out titled “Walking for Health.” It covers nearly all the bases for walking from dealing with medical conditions, warmups, seasonal changes, walking conditions, and more.1
It points out the many powerful health benefits simple walking addresses when done correctly. Thy include losing weight, lowering blood pressure, boosting your memory, and reducing the odds for heart disease, diabetes, cancer.