# Miles to Steps Calculator

**The Importance of Walking Regularly**

Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise, offering numerous health benefits, from improved cardiovascular health to enhanced mental well-being. Whether you’re aiming to lose weight, maintain your fitness, or simply incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine, tracking your steps can be a motivating and informative tool.

Our calculator helps you convert your walking distance into an approximate number of steps, making it easier to set goals and monitor your progress.

**The Miles to Steps Calculator**

If you want to use our calculator to find the number of steps you took, based on the length of your journey in miles, you need to input the following values first:

# | Step | Description |
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1 | Biological Sex | Choose between MALE and FEMALE |

2 | Number of Steps | Enter the total number of steps taken. For example, if you want to see how many kilometers you need to cross, in order to reach 10,000 steps, you can input the value of 10,000 into this field. |

3 | Pace | Select your pace. It is not always easy to know our average pace in kph, so you can use the descriptors to approximate your speed from the following options: |

3.a | Very slow walk (<3kph) | Your speed is lower than 3kph, you usually walk significantly slower than the average person on the street or on a hike. This is the usual speed for older people, very young children, or people with certain disabilities of walking. |

Slow walk (~3kph) | Your speed is around 3kph. You usually walk a little slower than the average walker. This speed is usual for children aged 3 to 6. | |

Average walk (~5kph) | You walk around the same speed as the average walker in the streets, at around 5 kph. | |

Brisk walk (>6.5kph) | You walk slightly faster than the average walker at 6.5 kph, yet you do not run or accelerate significantly. | |

Jog (~8kph) | You are slower than the average runner, but significantly faster than most walkers at 8 kph. You always have at least one foot touching the ground. | |

Run (~9.5kph) | This is the average running speed at 9.5 kph, typical for the average adult while running. | |

Fast run (~12kph) | This is the typical sprinting speed of adults at 12 kph. | |

Very fast run (>16kph) | This is the sprinting speed of athletes and professional sportspeople at 16 kph. | |

4 | Height | Enter your height in centimeters (CM) or feet (FEET). |

5 | Weight | Enter your weight in kilograms (KG) or pounds (LB). |

After you are done inputting your values, click on CONVERT. Your result will appear below the calculator in a list.

Your result will appear below the calculator. Alongside the number of steps you made, some additional values are given to you, such as the number of steps you made per mile, the number of steps you made per minute, the total number of calories you burned, or your speed.

**Converting Miles to Steps Manually**

If you want to figure out the number of steps that corresponds to the number of miles you walked, you need to complete 3 crucial steps:

# | Description |
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1 | Figure out the length of your step. |

2 | Convert the number of miles into the unit in which your step length is expressed. |

3 | Convert miles to steps. |

**Finding Your Step Length**

The length of your step can be approximated by only knowing 2 different pieces of information, which are your gender and your height.

Your gender is crucial, as it gives us the constant that helps us approximate the length of your step.

For males, this constant is 0.415, for females it is 0.413.

The constant multiplies the height and gives us the length of our step in the same unit as our step length.

**Converting Miles**

The next step is to adjust or convert the unit we used to express the length of our step into miles.

Here, conversion rates between miles and other units of length are crucial.

You can use our conversion calculators, or simply refer to the following table.

Miles | Kilometers (km) | Meters (m) | Centimeters (cm) | Millimeters (mm) | Yards (yd) | Feet (ft) | Inches (in) |

1 | 1.60934 | 1,609.34 | 160,934 | 1,609,340 | 1,760 | 5,280 | 63,360 |

**Converting Miles to Steps**

Now, we can simply convert the number of miles into the same unit as our step length. We then divide the distance by the step length, in order to get the total number of steps.

The following formula summarizes all of the above:

*NUMBER OF STEPS = (DISTANCE IN CONVERTED UNIT)÷(STEP LENGTH)*

**Solved Example**

Kate is a female who is 5.5 feet tall. She walked 3 miles today and wants to know how many steps she did.

- Find out her step length as 5.5×0.413 = 2.27 feet, rounded to 2 decimal places.
- Convert 3 miles into feet as 3×5,280 = 15,840 feet.
- Divide the distance by the step length as 15,840÷2.27 = 6,978 steps, rounded to the nearest whole number.

Kate did 6,978 steps.