Americans Walk Less Than Others (Surprise!)

Really…this can’t be new news.  BUT, it is relevant to our obesity epidemic.  Here’s a chart based on a new study from the October issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (also in today’s USA Today).

My takeaway…I need to use my pedometer and figure out how much I walk per day.  It should be 10,000 or more steps a day to be considered “active”.  [2,000 steps is a mile.]

I was surprised to see that women take more than 400 steps per day fewer than men in the US.

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