Walking Gators program hopes to spur exercise

Published: Friday, February 1, 2008 at 12:13 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 1, 2008 at 12:13 p.m.

A new University of Florida walking program encourages faculty, staff and

students to de-stress during the week by taking a 20-minute walk during

their lunch break.

Walking Gators, a program created by UF's Healthy Gators 2010, encourages

people to meet at one of six locations at 12:15 p.m. around campus every

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Walkers are lead throughout the area at a

moderate pace by a route leader, according to the program's Web site.

About 200 people participated Tuesday for the start of the program.

"This is a great opportunity for everyone to take a break during their work

day and take time to do something healthy for themselves," said Chris

Machen, chairwoman of Healthy Gators 2010 and UF first lady.

Detailed route information can be found on the program's

Web site.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

Comments are currently unavailable on this article

▲ Return to Top