Did you know the origin of the mile comes from the idea of 1000 paces? A pace is the measurement of 2 steps. Consequently if you take 2000 steps (1000 paces) you have traveled about one mile.

The word mile is a rooted in the the latin word mille. Consequently, when the Romans paced their way through Europe, they brought their clever measurement system with them ever where they went. Now the Roman mile was 4851 feet which is 429 feet short of our current mile of 5280 feet. Perhaps, we are taller or there has been mile inflation, either way. Next time you go for a walk remember that 2000 steps is about a mile and the recommended daily allocation of 10,000 step will get you about 5 miles.

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