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Walking Maps

Welcome to ACHIEVE Wellness’ 10,000 Steps Challenge!

The 10,000 Steps Challenge is a health promotion program that encourages physical activity through pedometer usage and logging steps. Your goal is 10,000 steps per day! Yes, you can do it! Remember, if it does not challenge you, then it does not change you!

On the left are links to walking maps which are created for walks from one-half a mile to five miles! These routes can help you manage your exercise program and gauge distances as you walk your way into good health. See how long it will take you, number of steps taken, and calories burned.

The United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. The average Australian takes 9, 695 steps per day (just a few short of the ideal 10,000), the average Japanese takes 7,168; the average Swiss: 9,650; and the average American just 5,117.

It would take, on average, 1 hour and 43 minutes of walking to burn off a 540-calorie Big Mac. A person would need to walk seven hours to burn off a Super-Sized Coke, fries, and a Big Mac.

Less than 50% of American adults exercise enough to gain significant health or benefits. Inactivity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., second only to tobacco use.

The longest walk around the world was completed by a former neon-sign salesman, Jean Beliveau. He walked 46,600 miles around 64 countries. The trip took him 11 years!

Racewalking has been an official Olympic sport or over 90 years. Distances vary from 1 mile to 95 miles. 

Given that the world is about 25,000 miles in circumference and that the average walking rate is 3 miles per hour, it would take a person walking nonstop approximately 347 days to walk around the world.

A 20-minute walk, or about 2,000 steps, equal a mile.