Get Those Steps In: Walking the USF Campus!

Are you looking for an easy way to squeeze some exercise into your schedule? Try walking (or running) on the beautiful USF Tampa campus! 

According to the American Heart Association

For every hour of brisk walking, life expectancy for some people may increase by two hours. Research has shown that walking at least 150 minutes a week can help you:

  • Reduce your risk of serious diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
  • Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels.
  • Increase your energy and stamina.
  • Improve your mental and emotional well-being.
  • Boost bone strength and reduce your risk of osteoporosis.
  • Prevent weight gain.

Other benefits of walking include saving money on gas, helping out the environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and not having to find parking

How many steps can you get during your daily routine on campus? Check out the distance of these common walking paths:

  • Juniper-Poplar Hall to Campus Recreation: 0.7 miles (around 1,400 steps)
  • Juniper-Poplar Hall to Library: 0.4 miles (800 steps)
  • MSC to Library 0.3 miles (600 steps)
  • MSC to Campus Recreation Center: 0.6 miles (1,200 steps)
  • Holly M to Library: 0.6 miles (1,200 steps)
  • Holly M to Campus Recreation Center: 0.6 miles (1,200 steps)
  • Greek Village to Campus Recreation Center: 0.6 miles (1,200 steps)
  • Greek Village to Library: 0.8 miles (1,600 steps)
  • 42nd Street to MSC: 0.4 miles (800 steps)
  • 42nd Street to the Campus Recreation Center: 1 mile (2,000 steps)

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