As the name suggests, the Steps to Miles Calculator can help you to determine the number of steps it takes you to walk or run one mile.
Steps to Miles Calculator
Pace (mm:ss) /KM
What is The Steps To Miles Calculator?
It’s all in the name as previously mentioned. The ‘steps to miles’ calculator is a handy tool that anyone can use to find out how many steps it takes to cover a mile. So whether you like to go on a daily walk or you’re more into running for exercise, you can determine your number of steps with this method.
Alternatively, you can learn how much distance you covered by entering your total number of steps. Pedometers (step counters) are pretty popular and so many people who use these devices can actually just plug in the daily steps to get an estimated distance covered.
How is Your Information Used For Calculation?
Because there are a few different factors such as gender, height, stride length, and even pace that determine the number of steps it takes to cover a mile, the calculator has to take these things into consideration to give the most accurate result possible.
Now, it typically takes anywhere from 2,000-2,500 steps to walk a mile. If you’re running, it may take anywhere from 1,000-2,000 steps on average because typically strides are a little longer. (1)
But your height is obviously going to determine your stride length and therefore, it’d be impossible to provide a one-size-fits-all number. For example, a 6’3″ person will naturally have a larger stride length than a 5’1″ person. Height and leg length definitely plays a big role in step count.
Research has also shown significant differences between genders as far as the number of steps it takes to walk a mile. (1)
Then, of course, your pace is a big factor. In addition, your age and weight can also play a role here although, age and weight aren’t taken into account in this ‘steps to miles’ calculator.
How To Use The Steps To Miles Calculator
- First, choose the desired system of measurement (e.g. imperial or metric)
- Then, select your gender
- Next, select your height
- Enter your pace in minutes and seconds
- Lastly, type in the number of steps (optional)
After you enter the pace, you’ll automatically get the number of steps per one mile which will be provided below the calculator in a green box. You don’t have to enter in your steps if you only want to get a ‘miles to steps’ calculation. However, if you do want to enter in your steps, you may get a different result other than a one-mile estimate. Although, the number of steps it took you to walk or run a mile will always remain available for you to see.
So, for example, if you’re a 5’10 male and your pace is 25 minutes to cover a mile, your number of steps will be estimated as 2,514. This is without entering the number of steps. However, if you enter the number of steps and it’s not 2,514 steps, then you’re going to get the results for an alternative distance which will not be equal to one mile. You’ll also get a different time than it took you to cover that specific distance.
Staying Fit and Healthy With More Steps
A common recommendation is to aim for 10,000 steps per day. Many people tend to live overly sedentary lifestyles and therefore, having a goal is one of the best ways to ensure we get up and be get active.
Walking is a very effective activity for losing weight, improving cardiovascular fitness, strengthening your immune system, staving off disease, etc. Not to mention, it’s an amazingly stress-free activity that everyone should do frequently for mental health. And the great thing is that you don’t have to dedicate a whole lot of time to it.
According to the NHS (UK), just 10 minutes of brisk walking every day is sufficient and effectively contributes to the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. However, if you’re not used to exercising, start off slow, and gradually build up your steps/intensity.
Exercise can seem like a daunting task sometimes because well, it’s exercise. But there are a few things that you can do to keep you going when it gets challenging. These include things like listening to a podcast or your favorite music, walking in a place where you enjoy the scenery, having a partner, joining a gym, or even planning family activities where everyone can get up and active.
The same thing can be said for running too. Although, maybe you’re training for an event or are looking to improve your athletic abilities.
The main thing is to just get active and you don’t necessarily have to put too much thought into it. Although, counting your steps can definitely help to keep you on track and give you some goals to aim for.
Now, if your goal is weight loss, then you’ll need to burn more calories. But the most common way to determine calories burned would be the pace at which you walk and your body weight.
Your basal metabolic rate (BMR), age, gender, height, weight, METs (exercise intensity), and session duration are typically taken into consideration and used to determine the most accurate results possible. Although, there are other factors that play a role in calories burned. However, these variables generally contribute most to energy expenditure.
Most weight loss calculators also use these variables, give or take a few, but weight loss definitely doesn’t have to be a complicated process.
As explained previously, just get active doing something that you can enjoy or spend 20-30 minutes on your favorite cardio machine 3-5 times per week depending on your current physical fitness and goal/s.
Power walking burns a similar amount of calories as jogging but without near the impact on the joints, and walking at an incline is also more effective for burning calories than walking on a flat surface.
Although, you should know, that running will burn quite a bit more calories than walking. So, you might burn 250 calories walking while running for the same duration, can burn 500 calories. Keep in mind though, running can be brutal on your joints and definitely isn’t recommended for very overweight individuals.
It’s actually good to do sprints though for short intervals; which builds muscle, burns calories, and continues to burn calories following exercise since it’s high-intensity which is referred to as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). (2)
But again, choose something and stick with it!
As you can see, the steps to miles calculator is a pretty useful tool for several reasons. You can determine the number of steps to cover a mile and/or you can plug your steps in to learn how much distance you’ve walked and run.
So whether you want to lose some lbs, improve your speed, or just live an overall healthier lifestyle, the tool can help you track your progress.