There are lots of ways to get exercise, and for a lot of people, that means walking. And it seems a lot of folks are doing all they can to get plenty of steps in each day.
A new poll finds:
- 54% of Americans would rather walk to where they are going than use any mode of transportation.
- 60% say they’d easily walk a mile before considering a different way to get to their location.
- But many folks want to actually see how far they have walked.
- 46% have used a step counter to track their walking.
- The average person walks 5,900 steps a day, although most hope to increase that by more than 5,400 steps this year.
- As for ways people go about upping their step count…
- 34% will take the stairs, with 67% saying they climb tween three and eight flights of stairs each day.
- Other common ways people get their steps in include:
- Exercising (43%)
- Going for walks (41%)
- Running errands (36%)
- Walking their dog/pet (34%)
- Of course, walking isn’t necessarily easy for everyone.
- The top things keeping people from getting their steps in include:
- Chronic pain (33%)
- Uncomfortable footwear (31%)
- Pain from standing all day at work (31%)