Walk off that turkey and mashed potatoes!

Walking

CU Walks invites you to take a break and go for a lunchtime walk on campus! We start our walk Monday-Friday at noon from the west side of Carlson Gym, near the Rec Center. Our goal is to promote physical activity and community on campus. We are a collaboration of students, faculty and staff in the Integrative Physiology Department and the Recreation Center. For more information go to www.colorado.edu/cuwalks

CU Walks wants to encourage individuals in the CU community to obtain the physical and mental health benefits from physical activity. Our vision is to provide a free, safe, convenient and social recreational opportunity for the CU community. Our group has established a scenic and safe 1.5 mile loop, roughly thirty minutes of walking, through the University of Colorado Boulder campus. 

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that at a minimum, every individual should get 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. People who meet this recommendation have lower rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. This recommendation can be met through walking for thirty minutes, five times a week. 

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