Many people who exercise, count their steps but don’t know how many miles they’ve covered. Normally, this isn’t a big issue. But as Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured, gets managed.“So how many steps are in a mile?
Generally speaking, most people have a stride length of 2.0 to 2.5 feet. So it typically takes 2,000 steps to walk one mile or 10,000 steps to cover five miles. That said, you will probably need a more accurate way to measure your steps to a mile, that’s based on your specific stride length.Unfortunately, there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” answer when it comes to calculating your steps on a per-mile basis. Someone with a longer stride will cover more distance with every step than a person with a small stride. For instance, a two-foot stride is approximately 2,640 steps in a mile while a three-foot step is 1,760 steps in a mile.
So, in this article, we will give you a two-step process to accurately measure how many steps are in the miles that you cover. We also provide a couple of charts you can use to “guesstimate” how many steps are covered in an average walk.