“No sidewalks, crazy drivers, plus just distance. Americans don’t walk. Also, where I am in Indiana, there is no mass transit. Indianapolis has it, but it’s scarce and quite unreliable. We drive everywhere. As in, everywhere,” she said.
In 2017, a study by Stanford University found that the average American walked approximately 4,700 steps a day, roughly 1,200 steps less than the average in the UK.
Researchers found a link between activity and environment, finding that those who lived in more “walkable” areas walked more.