Brain Post: How Far Does the Average Human Walk in a Lifetime?

Walking around the Earth

Walking around the Earth.  image:

Here’s a quick and easy one.  Low brain work today:

The average moderately active person take aound 7,500 step/day.  If you maintain that daily average and live until 80 years of age, you’ll have walked about 216,262,500 steps in your lifetime.

Doing the math;  the average person with the average stride living until 80 will walk a distance of around 110,000 miles.  

Which is the equivalent of walking about 5 times around the Earth, right on the equator.

Walk at your own risk

Walk at your own risk


Q:  How far does the average human walk in a lifetime?  

A:  About 5 times around the Earth on the equator.

Unreal, huh?

Comment(s): 23

  1. JayBalls

    Think how far runners and athletes walk in a life? twice that? 10 times around the earth? damn.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    +2 (2 votes)
  2. One Interesting Dude

    I don’t always walk in my lifetime, but when I do I walk twice what the average human does

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    +6 (6 votes)
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  8. Zach

    A fun number, but by the math, this comes out to 3.77 miles per day. I’m sorry, but I call bullshit.

    Now let’s consider the fact that even if an active adult is doing this (which I’ve read studies saying Americans are closer to 5K steps), we’re still accounting for ALL ages. 60-80 year olds, 1-10 year olds. How many 70 year olds do you know who are walking >3 miles a day?

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    +4 (4 votes)
  9. Phil

    Rubbish answer, 7,500 steps a day from day one, new born!! Plus from 70 to. 80 years old!! More like 60,000 miles a day!!

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    +2 (2 votes)
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  18. Tom

    I, too, say “Rubbish!”

    For if the earth’s circumference is 24,901 miles (and which way are you measuring? cuz it”s wider than it is tall. and who’s doing the measuring? ancient Greeks like Aristotle and Eratosthenes or modern scientists who have access to satellite data? and how? are the differences between Mt. Everest and the Mariana Trench being taken into account, which happens to only be a mere 12 miles? or are they calculating by flattening the mountains to create a smooth surface? and how about centrifugal force which makes the earth bulge around the equator? blah, blah, blah, etc.) and multiply by 5 times equals 124,505 miles then the above calculations are 14,505 miles short of making that last (or fifth) trek around the world. That’s a pretty large amount of steps to underachieve!

    So take that and all that other stuff people were pointing out about ages and lifetimes and put it together with one more thing: YOU CAN’T WALK AROUND THE WORLD – THERE’S MOUNTAINS AND INTERNATIONAL BORDERS AND OCEANS AND DON’T FORGET WEATHER AND WHAT HOTELS ARE YOU GONNA STAY IN AND WHAT KIND OF SHOES ARE YOU GONNA WEAR?

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    +1 (1 vote)
    1. Joseph Wallace

      @Tom and others but mainly him. you took this to literally. first off they say equator so pay attention. second im sure they were not including elevation changes. third the whole what to wear and where to sleep thing is fucking foolish to even mention. lets just say a human was to walk non stop from the moment they can walk till they are unable to. so im sure the average person can make it 3 times around THE EQUATOR, TOTALLY FLAT, AND WEAR UM LETS SEE SHOES AS PER REGION AND SLEEP WHEREVER (seriously thought wtf do you think they wore 10k years ago or where they slept then…). i walk to/from work 12mi round trip, at work i move non-stop from the moment i get on till the moment i clock out and then for like another hour after but im not including that hour nor am i including anthing on my days off or before i start my walk to work (btw im a cook and we do what most places would require 3-4 cooks yet we do it with 1-2 so yes NON-STOP). yes ive used a pedometer for my entire day before, so when i say 30mi per work day that’s more than an underestimate. i work 5 days a week, don’t take vacations, and if we close for a holiday i pick up one of the cooks shift who is on salary because i love money. so 30mi*5d*52w=7800mi then 25000mi/7800mi=3.205128years (pretty ironic that ive been at my current job for just over 3 years, and no for the first month i was not full time but take into account days off and my 30mi*5d is more than a underestimate). btw im 24 black with a GED acquired at 16 with no further schooling and i can figure this shit out, my 11yo sister can figure this out. i hate people.

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