Going Downtown? Take a stroll along Fort Street Mall

fort street squareThink downtown is no place for a workout? Think again! Walking 10,000 steps a day will significantly improve your health and to show how easy that goal can be, we estimated what one tenth of your daily goal looks like along one of Honolulu’s oldest streets — Fort Street.

Fort Street has served many purposes in Honolulu’s history. It was first used as a defense location to protect Honolulu Harbor, then a prison and in the 1800s, Honolulu’s first retail center. Fort Street was converted to a pedestrian mall in 1968 and continues to receive constant foot traffic from students and nine-to-fivers.


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So that’s it — one-tenth of your walking for the day conquered in a matter of minutes.

If you’re not tracking your steps yet, you should start. Pedometers are no longer pricey exercise accessories. You can also keep track of your daily steps using a free pedometer app on your smart phone. You’ll be surprised at how many extra steps you’ll purposely take to achieve your goal.

Got a great, short walk that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section!



Fernando Pacheco is a blogger for being 808, a content specialist at HMSA and a media jack-of-all trades. He’s dedicated to seeking a healthier lifestyle for himself and his family. Join him on his journey on our blog and on social media! Chat with him directly on Twitter.

One comment

  • Fort Street Mall was one of my favorite spots when working in town. Neat place to walk, good places for lunch, and the bustle of all the HPU students adds energy to it.

    Getting my 10,000 steps in a day takes time. 10K steps for me equals 4.04 miles. I currently walk at 2.3mph. So that’s 1h45m out of a busy, mostly sedentary day! Ideas?


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