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  • jack // Mar 18, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    I do not like walk very much, but my wife did, so I have to go walking with my wife. It is not bad.

  • hi // Mar 22, 2009 at 5:58 AM

    Um come on man, as people get older, they tire more easily. Day to day life makes you just want to relax. You answered the ? right there, metabolism slows down but generally life does not along with it. Thats why people exercise less.

  • Tom Parker // Mar 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Hey Mun. I’ve never been a huge fan of walking but I always make sure to park my car about 10 minutes away from my workplace in the morning so I can get a short walk in before I start work and when I finish. However, I do practice other forms of cardio so I’m not that worried about not getting 12,000 steps in per day.

  • Meee // Dec 13, 2009 at 1:22 AM

    Does anyone know how many steps for younger than 18? :D

  • Dave // Aug 13, 2010 at 7:38 AM

    So, I guess there is not much hope for western civilization as we know it. If walking 7.5 km’s a day, every day, just to maintain health, is the standard, then we are in trouble, as I don’t know many peers who walk 10 km’s a week and they still feel pretty good about themselves. Tell them 53 kms a week are required to keep them from an early grave, and they will lend you the shovel LOL!

  • Luig // Aug 19, 2010 at 2:49 AM

    What are the of steps a 71 year old male should walk every day?

  • Luig // Aug 19, 2010 at 3:09 AM

    How many steps should a 71 year old MALE walk a day?

  • grace // Apr 25, 2011 at 6:15 AM

    It’s not that hard, I’ve done 24,490 today and I’m 18 :)

  • Dave // Apr 25, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Grace…you are 18! You had BETTER find it easy :~) When I was 18 I was running 5k a day, and playing competitive soccer. However, at 56, I have toned it down to power walking my four legged critter a few km, and tread-milling 5 km 5 days a week in the winter. I doubt I am getting 7.5 kms per day.

  • Carmen // Aug 1, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    I walk 10km a day 4 days a week….I am 20

  • Matt Jones // Jan 21, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    I’d love to be able to walk 10km a day, just dont have the time though :( It must take like 2 hours to walk 10km?

  • DMWC // Mar 21, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    I’m happily married, 64 years old, and weI and the kids go for long walks on weekends. We have 3 kids at home who will be with us until they finish university. I jog for an hour every weekday, and I do 30 min of yoga on Mon, Wed, and Fri. On tue and Thursday, I do weight training with a pair of 8lb dumbells. On weekends, my husband and i and the kids go on long walks or hikes and we enjoy that. NO 8000 steps a day for me! I get 12000 odd to 13000 odd steps every day.

  • Tom // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    My wife says that since I am 74 I should be walking along the
    highway every day but she’s not saying how far. Is there a pat
    answer for this?

  • Tom // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Also, in regard to being 74, I also have metal hips and suffer
    constant pain in my left leg. Walking doesn’t make it worse.
    Should I drive to a park with a walking path? I’m allowed to
    drive four or five miles by my wife aka warden.

  • Dave // Aug 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Tom I would opt for the walking path, if it is level and firm, and free of roots, large rocks, and has easy and level access. I’m not sure where you live, or how safe your highway is, but Iwould not….unless you wear a orange and reflective safety vest, or a hunters vest and hat and jacket. Ensure you have appropriate footware, and if you’re not sure, ask an expert. Walking shoes, are not the same as running shoes. And finally, if you are detirmined to walk along the highway, try and plan the walks, so the morning, or afternoon sun, is not in the eyes of passing motorists. Be seen Tom, and take it nice and slow…after talking to your doctor.

  • Wendy // Jan 29, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Don’t walk near hyway, too dangerous. You need less steps after 60 because you are more easily injured and the body takes more time to recover and to heal. I do 8000 to 10000 steps every other day.

  • Christine // May 8, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    I am 75 … I would say 7,500 is the limit for me … Stress on lower back and hips leaves the body a bit sore. But I feel very healthy otherwise … I do step ups too for about 100 steps. I have a pedometer that keeps me on track .. I walk a track across the verandah … Through the house … Round the garden taking in Steps and slopes . My dogs think its good fun and join me with wagging tails.

  • Lorinda // Sep 8, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    I am a 59 year old female that has a pacemaker and is on Tikyson. I wear a fitness watch and set my goal for 25,500 steps a day . I usually make my goal, and occasionally pass 30,000 steps. The highest I have gone is about 41,000. By the way 2 and a half years ago I had a car accident in which I had many broken bones, including a fractured hip. I have in the last 5 years lost over 50 percent of my body weight. Only a year and a half after my accident I challenged myself to see how many days it would take me to walk one million steps. At 25,000 a day it would take 40 days. I did it in 36, reaching my goal on my 58th birthday. Before that I was not at all active. If I can do that anyone can . Just have fun with it! Enjoy the challenge!

  • Gene // Oct 4, 2015 at 3:37 AM

    The average male, 65+ years of age, should be able to walk 3000 steps, (1.5 miles), in 14 – 15 minutes or less. This is considered good, anything less is
    poor to very poor. If you want me to believe the average 65+ year old male
    can walk a mile in 9 – 10 minutes, I’ll sell you a bridge.

  • Judy davis // Apr 22, 2016 at 5:03 AM

    How many steps should an 80 year old female walk in a day? Is 8,000 enough?

  • BJ // Jun 29, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    80 female year and walk how far or how long?

  • Irooooosh // Jan 11, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Wow… I’m 20, South Asian, 70kg in weight and 5 feet 10 inches in height. My build is slim.
    I happened to walk 4.3km today, not continuously. I stopped at few places. And I’m dead tired now. I cannot even think of walking 12000 steps a day. I can’t even run slowly more than about 50 meters . Well not even 50meters cuz I get tired. And I don’t have any health issues. I’m perfectly healthy. Why is this? Not only me but many of my peers are like this. I find it’s extremely tiresome to climb stairs too. So do many of my friends.

  • Paul // May 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    I think walking is the best exercise – the kind of pyramid base for all other exercise. But I humbly suggest you ditch the pedometer, the challenges etc etc. Walk for mental as well as physical health. Think, solve problems, appreciate where you are, focus on navigating a tricky bit of terrain, walk along low fences for balance, say hello to others, listen to the sounds about you. Once you know yourself as a walker you will know how many kms / steps you’ve done anyway.

  • Melody M. // Jun 20, 2017 at 1:25 PM

    I am a 27 year old female. I walk everyday between 20k and 25k along with going to the gym every other day and sometimes even everyday. I will usually wait until late in the evening once the sun has gone down and I am done with everything for the day and walk until I reach my target step count. I downloaded a free pedometer app that runs in the backround on my phone to keep track of my steps per day/week/month…. It gives a nice sense of accomplishment and serves as a great “night cap”. I’m pretty sure that for my age, my target steps per day is quite a bit lower than what I normally do with just day to day living… I don’t drive anywhere and only sometimes will I hop on a bus… I live near a river and I love to see the scenery especially as the sun sets on the water…. :)

  • dogsandjogs // Oct 9, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    I am an 80 year old woman and former marathoner. However, I now have severe osteoporosis so am not allowed to jog. I have been trying to up my daily steps and got to 15,000, with a one time of over 23,000. Since I have bad knees, arthritis and very little cartilage I don’t want to overdo so have decided to decrease my steps to 10,000 a day. Very frustrated I can’t comfortably do more though!

  • Sunshinetoo // May 7, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    I am a woman 75 and like so many my age suffer from osteoporosis. Thanks to having to be on blood thinner there is little I can take to alleviate pain. It is my observation young people are quick to judgement basing their opinions on their own capabilities. I am pushing it at 2000 steps as I still have to work for a living. When my body gets tired every single step is like pushing thru jello. When my muscles give out and My balance is off I have to stop and sit down. To look at me most people guess early 60’s so it’s not that I haven’t taken care of myself. I can’t imagine seniors living up to the 10,000 Step quota.

  • YASHVANTRAY // May 20, 2019 at 5:24 AM

    I, am 75 years old man how many steps want to walks. pls tell me.
    Yashvantray Gordiya

  • Cherbear41 // Jun 5, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    I’m a 77 year old woman. I have COPD (60% good lungs) I’m on an inhaler twice a day. I have chronic back and hip pain. (arthritis) I am working up to 5000 steps a day, mostly in place.) what is too many or to little daily steps for me?

  • Mun // Jun 16, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    If you have a good pair of walking shoes and ideal weight, you should be doing fine with 5,000 steps.

  • Cherbea41 // Jun 16, 2019 at 11:46 PM

    Thank you. I’v’e been doing between4500 and 5000. So I guess I’m doing ok.

  • Carla // Aug 17, 2019 at 3:26 AM

    I am just a few months short of 60. Suffering from a lot of back pain, multiple feet problems with torn tendons, and arthritis in about every joint. I came here looking for recommendations on distances to walk, or something to compare to. I am using a Fitbit to track steps, sleep and calories at the moment. No matter how much I push, I just cannot seem to get past 5,000 to 6000 steps per day on a good day. I am on a second round of physical therapy and hoping that helps some. No improvements from the first round. So glad to see people my age and older hanging in there and doing so well!

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