By the age of 50 women walk 24 miles, over the average week

That's a lot of walking!

A recent study by Hotter shoes has shown women will have walked more than 40,000 miles by the age of 50, which is the equivalent of travelling from London to New Zealand 229 times!

It also emerged 71 per cent have worked in a career which means they were on their feet for seven hours a day. And womenspend the equivalent of nine days a year standing up cooking and five days exercising.

Claire Reynolds, from Hotter, said, "Women are on the go – and on their feet – for a lot more time than they realise. It’s inspiring to see how many women of this demographic refuse to be defined by their age and live life at full pelt and grabbing the opportunities that come their way."

A study of 1,000 women aged 50 and over found they typically take 51,330 steps, or approximately 24 miles, over the average week.

Of those polled, 30 per cent said they spend more time on their feet than they realise.

Giles Coulson, head of research and development at Hotter, said, 'these results prove women’s intense levels of activity, over two million steps per year is incredible. Our research teams have been developing technology to help fuel women’s active lifestyle. Our shoe tech returns 42 per cent of energy invested in each stride back into the next and this improves after 500,000 steps to 44 per cent, ensuring the further women walk the better their energy efficiency.'

Rachel Hagan

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