It goes without saying that staying active is crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But where will that commitment get you? Five times around the Earth's equator. Well, not literally. A moderately active person will walk the equivalent of about five lengths of the equator during their lifetime if they live to the age of 80. That's a lot of walking—and that's a really, really good thing.
Why You Should Walk 10,000 Steps A Day
It certainly wouldn't hurt to shoot for this goal.
How Long Would It Take To Walk Around The World?
Not that it's actually possible.
Key Facts In This Video
Earth is about 24,901 miles (40,075 km) around at the equator. 00:42
It would take about 502 days to walk in a straight line around the planet if you stopped for eight hours of sleep each night. 01:47
In 1970, Dave Kunst attempted to walk around the world, and completed his route after four years and three months. 03:39
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