A study found that Americans walk an average of 5,117 steps per day, much less than residents of countries with lower obesity rates

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Researchers at the University of Tennessee “used pedometers to gather step data from 1,136 American adults … and compared the results to similar studies in the other countries.” Americans, who report an obesity rate of 34%, averaged 5,117 steps per day. Western Australians (16% obesity rate) averaged 9,695 steps, Japanese (3% obesity rate) averaged 7,168 steps and Swiss (8% obesity rate) averaged 9,650 steps. Please click below for a report from Reuters.






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