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Old 10 November 2011, 02:14 AM
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Sounds dubious for the reasons people have mentioned. Also when you're talking about numbers like this you have to be careful throwing around words like "average" when you mean "median". Just a modest percentage of active walkers would throw the average way off, even if the whole rest of the nation were as sedentary as that, which I doubt.

I usually walk up to a mile away, sometimes more, just to go out to lunch. Which is around 1.5 miles round trip, every weekday, just from one thing. Sometimes I walk to work, which is a few more miles roundtrip. If I do drive someplace I'll frequently park several blocks away just for better parking which can add another half mile or more round trip.
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