Many people engage in exercise, diets, etc with a primary goal of accruing a health benefit. The purpose of this page is to help make these decisions be more consistent. It is foolish to ride a motorcycle across town without a helmet for the express purpose of going to a gym to exercise.
|Activity||Walking equivalent||Range of estimates||Notes/comments|
|one cigarette||1/4 mile||100 yards to 1/2 mile||science and ACS disagree|
|Living in a house with a high radon level||500 yards||?||Don't know? You can get your home tested for about $20. [Federal researchers]|
|Removing Radon from your house||1000 miles||?||One time advantage. [Federal researchers]|
|left handed||about zero||? ?||A study incorrectly reported a value of about 10 miles per day. This was due to faulty statistics.|
|1 inch taller||about zero||? ?||A study incorrectly reported that for each inch taller you were, you died 1 year earlier. This would give a value of about 2? miles per day. This was due to the same faulty statistics as the left handed example.|