Men: The men in the survey took an average of 7192 steps per day.
Women: The women in the survey took an average of 5210 step per day.
BMI Effects: Study participants with larger body mass indexes (a measure of overweight and obesity) took fewer steps per day on average.
Day of the Week Effects: People walked more on workdays, weekdays, and days they participated in sports or exercise.
How Many Steps Per Day are Enough?Dr. Tudor-Locke previously weighed in on how many steps per day were enough to prevent weight gain and to get the health benefits of walking. In general, a person should add 2000-3000 more steps to their day than they get from their general activities.
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