There was an article in yesterday's "New York Times" which reported on how many steps per day people in different countries and different nations take per day. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/the-pedometer-test-americans-take-fewer-steps/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&scp=4&sq=steps&st=cse
As might be expected, Americans, with an average of just 5,117 steps a day, take many fewer than Australians (9,695), Swiss (9,650) and Japanese (7,168.) Men in America take a few hundred more steps than women, but everyone in the world takes fewer than the Amish, who have 18,000 steps. In their usual laconic style the Times states: "The health community typically urges people to take at least 10,000 steps a day to maintain good health, which is equal to about five miles of walking."
What I think most people and the "health community" over looks is the number of steps taken in the workplace.
Today it typically takes forty or fifty steps to get work out of an agency and another two quintillion steps to get through client organizations. Then another sixty-six binfillion to get back out of the agency.
All these steps take us down the road to perdition.