Walking is one of the most innate human activities. Before cars, before the Metro, before horses, etc., humans walked. In many places around the world, walking is still a primary mode of transportation. Yet Americans, as a whole, are unnaturally sedentary. The health community typically recommends that people walk about 10,000 steps per day for general health. Anything below 5,000 steps per day is considered sedentary. Americans average 5,117.