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Facts About Walking

When walking, each time your heel lifts off the ground it forces the toes to carry one half of your body weight. During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck. Walking is the best exercise for your feet, contributing to your general health by improving circulation and weight control.

The average person will walk around 115,000 miles in a life time, that's more than four times around the earth! The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime.

1/4 of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet and when these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body.

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