Today is Trivia Day. In honor of that, I thought I would share some health- and fitness-related trivia. All of the facts today are related to walking. You may be doing more of it than you think, even if you aren’t trying to, and if you are making an effort to walk, then there are some great benefits to doing so. Read on to learn more:
*The average foot walks more than a thousand miles a year.
*You will have walked approximately “>75,000 miles by the time you reach 50 years of age.
* Your life is extended by 1 ½ to 2 minutes, on average, for every minute you walk.
* Research suggests that society saves an average of 25 cents in medical and other health-care related costs for every mile that a person walks.
*Taking a brisk 30-minute walk or jog around a track three times a week has been found by the Duke University Medical Center to be as effective in relieving major depression symptoms in middle-aged and elderly people as antidepressant medication.
I hope you enjoyed these fit facts and maybe even learned something new. If they made you want to go for a walk, enjoy! Before you go, please share your thoughts on this post and/or share your own favorite fitness facts in the comments below. If you liked this post, please pass it along via one of the sharing options below. Happy Trivia Day, and happy trails!