People in other countries walk more than people walk in the United States. According to the a new study in Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, this difference may be one reason Americans are more obese and have bigger bottoms. Diet and Culture play a role in a nation’s rate of obesity. But it appears average adults in other countries rely on public transportation more than cars vs American who rely more on their cars. These numbers should give you inspiration to grab a pedometer and shoot for 10,000 steps a day.
Country Average Daily Steps Obesity Rate
US 5,117 34%
Australia 9,695 16%
Japan 7.168 3%