To kick off spring, The Whole U was proud to sponsor of UW Walk Week from April 3 through 7. To celebrate National Walk Day, April 5, and National Walk to Work Day, April 7, UW faculty, staff, and students hit the streets all week and braved windy, rainy weather to celebrate the way we move.
From the cherry blossoms of The Quad to the Montlake waterfront to the Bulldog sculpture on the Gonzaga campus, the UW community got up and moving both near and far. The turnout was far from pedestrian. In total, more than 1450 people walked an estimated 2247.5 miles and, in the process, learned how just 30-minutes of daily walking can drastically reduce one’s chances of cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, and depression.
Have a look at our participants’ snapshots and revisit why a short walk a day can be the first step in the right direction toward better health.
To better visualize our effort, see exactly where 2247.5 miles would take us:
No matter how you measure it, it’s an accomplishment to be proud of. Keep walking and here’s to our health!