• Macfadden believed that walking was the best way to burn off extra weight, and pointed out that a pedestrian who made it from New York to Chicago would arrive at his destination with a completely transformed physique. But how far, exactly, would you have to walk to meet a specific weight loss goal? Well, assuming that you didn't eat anything…


    To lose 5 pounds you'd need to walk from:

    New York to Boston


    To lose 10 pounds you'd need to walk from:

    Los Angeles to San Francisco


    To lose 20 pounds you'd need to walk from:

    Philadelphia to Louisville


    To lose 25 pounds you'd need to walk from:

    Dallas to Indianapolis


    To lose 30 pounds you'd need to walk from:

    Chicago to Denver


    To lose 40 pounds you'd need to walk from:

    Phoenix to Memphis


    To lose 50 pounds you'd need to walk from:

    Salt Lake City to Cleveland


    To lose 100 pounds you'd need to walk from:

    Seattle to Miami


    If you're the sort of person who might need to eat between Seattle and Miami, keep in mind that on his annual 325-mile “Cracked Wheat Derby” hikes from New York City to Dansville, NY, Macfadden served a sort of whole-wheat porridge.