Two middle schools in San Diego, Correia Middle School and De Portola Middle School, are excited to install new walking routes on their campuses. The routes range from 0.25 to 1.5 miles long, and they were designed to encourage students, staff, and visitors to get more active.
Along the route, colorful signs and painted sidewalk logos provide directions and mark distance.
Walking is one of the easiest, most popular, and most enjoyable forms of physical activity. Research has shown the benefits of walking: regular walks reduce the risk of chronic diseases, increase energy levels and morale, improve weight control, help build and maintain bones and joints, and increase flexibility and fitness.