200 Muscles Per Step
Depending on how you divide up the muscle groups and the individual, taking a single step can use somewhere in the neighborhood of around two hundred muscles. That seems like a lot of work considering that most people average around ten thousand steps per day. The hip region consists of four main muscle groups, the gluteal, adductor, iliopsoas, and lateral, while the thigh region houses three main groups, the anterior, posterior, and adductors. These two regions contain the majority of the two hundred muscles, which helps with the many health benefits associated with walking, including improved stamina and weight control, reduction of coronary heart disease and high blood pressure, and improved memory skills and learning abilities.