Walking is a highly underrated and readily available physical activity, and it is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy on campus. Students, staff and faculty have a great excuse to walk — getting to class, meals, social activities, town, and athletic fields. Every step counts! In addition, time spent in nature can improve both your physical and mental well-being. Take advantage of being in “the forest” and consider the following.
Walking–especially outdoors in nature- has many physical and mental health benefits and can help:
- boost the immune system
- lower blood pressure
- decrease body fat and increase metabolic rate
- promote cardiovascular protection
- improve muscle strength
- reduce stress
- improve mood
- improve alertness, concentration and focus
- increase energy levels
- improve sleep
- improve your confidence and self-esteem
- increase your physical activity
- connect you to your local community
Distance adds up when you walk on and around the Drew campus. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes and you’re ready to go!
Click on the route map guides below to help visualize the ground you can cover here at Drew.