Increasingly people in cities are leaving their cars behind, and are either biking or walking to work, or walking just for enjoyment. In a recent study conducted by WalkScore, ten cities were top of the list for their walkability. I was pleased to find Seattle at number 7 with Portland, Oregon listed at number 10. Number one was New York, but that city was made for walking, so it has a clear advantage over others.
Although walking is gaining momentum, we still have a long way to go to get more people out moving. Not everyone can walk to work, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get out and move. Studies have shown that just a quick 30 minute walk during a person’s lunch hour can bring many health benefits.
Now just replace that dog in the image with a camera, and you will reap the creative benefits from your walk as well!
And did you know that April 3rd is National Walking Day?
Take the opportunity to go out Camera Walking on April 3rd and celebrate your health, fitness and creativity. Not only are you taking care of your body, helping the environment, but you are also increasing your creativity by taking fun photos along the way.
Share your photos with us from your April 3rd walk! We would love to hear from you, so leave a comment below, post on our Facebook page, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember in between the stops you make to take photos, walk briskly!