SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoulites in their 40s walk less than any other age group, data from Seoul’s walking app has showed.
According to data gathered from the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s walking app ‘Walk On’, people in their 20s spend the most time walking with a daily average of 9,421 steps.
Seniors followed closely, with those in their 60s and 50s walking 9,140 and 8,948 steps every day, respectively, while people in their 40s walked a daily average of 8,380 steps.
When broken down by gender, men walked nearly 20 percent more than their female counterparts, with mean coming in at a daily average of 9,754 steps compared to 7,829 steps for women.
The app also revealed that people walk the most during rush hour or lunchtime.
Data showed that 13 percent of daily walking occurred during the morning commute between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., while 15 percent was recorded during lunchtime.
Between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., 21 percent of the average daily dose of walking was recorded.
People walked more during the week, as opposed to the weekend., with the daily average of 9,200 steps during weekdays dropping by 16 percent on Saturdays and Sundays.
In terms of weather, fine dust particles discouraged walkers more than rain, with people walking an average of 1,300 steps fewer on days with poor air quality.
Around 7,800 long-term users of Seoul’s mobile application ‘Walk On’ were monitored for a year since last June as part of a study on walking patterns, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said.
Hyunsu Yim (firstname.lastname@example.org)