Are we as Canadians counting on our vehicles too much? A new study shows that compared to other countries, we don’t walk as much as we use to.
The study used step counters, or accelerometers, on smartphones to assess the walking habits of people in more than 111 countries. It found that the average number of steps taken each day was approximately 5,000, or the equivalent of 4 kilometres.
But many countries, including Canada, fell well below that standard, according to the study.
Residents of Hong Kong do the most walking, taking an average of 6,880 steps each day – the equivalent of six kilometres. Residents of China and Ukraine round out the Top 3. Canadians take an average of 4,819 steps a day — just a few more than Americans, who take an average of 4,774 steps.
The study from Stanford University also found that men walk more than women.
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