One of the most common New Year’s resolutions many of us make each year is to exercise more. We all know physical activity is proven to significantly decrease the probability of chronic illness development and has uplifting effects on our emotional and mental health. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week.
But regular physical activity can be difficult to manage, especially given today’s hectic pace, and many of us are still avoiding gyms and other indoor activities due to COVID-19. With this in mind, we’ve developed this walking map, which covers most of UF’s main campus, to help you meet your recommended physical activity levels while on campus. The map provides 10 walking and running routes as well as one bicycling route, with each route color-coded.
We hope you find time to get out and explore a bit this semester and invite you to share your explorations on social media, with the hashtag #GatorsGoExplore.