How Far Will You Walk in Your Lifetime?

walkerHave you ever wondered how far you walk in a day? A year? A lifetime?  

The average person (moderately active) takes around 7,500 steps/day.  If this was maintained daily through the age of 80, you will have walked about 216,262,500 steps throughout your life. You would average about 1,300 to 1,500 miles a year, and about 3.7 miles a day. 

Let’s do the math.  The average person, with an average stride, living until 80 years old, will walk the distance of about 110,000 miles.

Walk_Around_The_World_Graphic-279x320To put this in perspective, the circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles at the equator.  This means that you would walk FIVE times around the Earth! WOW!

Now just think about adding extra running, walking and hiking miles you do for exercise.  For instance, if you ran or walked a 5K (3 miles) a day, 5 days a week, that would add 15 miles a week, 78 miles a year and 39,000 miles in 50 years! Those are all extra miles added to your 110,000 lifetime miles! You could travel around the world SIX or SEVEN times! Even more!

Have you ever kept track of how many miles you run and/or walk in a year?  Moon Joggers is an international online group where you can log your miles and see how many you complete throughout the year, as well as seeing how many miles the group travels in a year.  So far we’ve logged more than 3 million miles as a group, and we’re always looking for more people to join the fun! Log your miles, move up the Moon Jogger rankings and connect with fellow Moon Joggers around the world.  It’s free to set up your log! 


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