Mini marathons: Tireless toddlers cover more than two and a half miles a day (but that includes 102 falls)

Mini marathons: Tireless toddlers cover more than two and a half miles a day (but that includes 102 falls)If the average toddler is active half of their waking time, they will clock up 2.6 miles a dayResearchers filmed over 130 infants as they explored specially-designed playroomAnalysis showed those who walked clocked up 2,368 steps an hour, covering 0.44 miles<br> <p> By Daily Mail Reporter</p> <p> <strong>PUBLISHED:</strong> 00:45 GMT, 23 November 2012 | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 10:56 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/23/article-0-03FA9A9C0000044D-253_233x475.jpg" width="233" height="475" alt="Tireless toddlers: The average toddler walks more than 2.5miles a day" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Tireless toddlers: The average toddler walks more than 2.5miles a day</p> <p>They may be called baby steps but don&#8217;t be fooled: the average toddler walks more than two and a half miles a day.</p><p>The distance – which would put many adults to shame – is made of 14,208 steps.</p><p>Perhaps less surprisingly, it also includes 102 falls.</p><p>To come up with the figures, the New York University researchers videoed more than 130 infants aged between 12 and 19 months as they explored a specially-designed playroom.</p><p>Another 15 were taped at home.</p><p>Some were &#8216;expert crawlers&#8217; who had yet to start to walk.

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