2.5 feet: average person's stride length
2,100 average steps: about one mile
10,000 steps: about 5 miles
10,000 steps: expends about 300 to 400 calories (depending on body size and walking speed)
1,200 steps: 10 minutes of walking
3,100 - 4,000 steps: 30 minutes of moderately intense walking
Note: all these equivalents are averages that will vary among individuals
Sources: Research Digest, Walking.about.com
How many steps for an active lifestyle?
sedentary: <5,000 steps/day
low active: 5,000-7,499 steps/day
somewhat active: 7,500-9,999 steps/day
active: >or=10,000 steps/day
highly active: >12,500 steps/day
Source: Tudor-Locke C, Bassett DR Jr., Sports Medicine
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