International Walk to School Month gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking. Walkers from around the world walk to school together for various reasons — all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk.
In 2011, millions of children, parents, and community leaders from 40 countries around the world joined together in celebration of International Walk to School Month in October.
The goal of the walk varies from community to community. Some walks rally for safer and improved streets, some to promote healthier habits and some to conserve the environment. Whatever the reason, International Walk to School events encourage a more walkable world — one community at a time.
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In the recent past, my wife and I started walking regularly.
A family member mentioned that if we use Strava https://www.strava.com/ we’ll see statistics of our walks.
Though Strava and its statistics are intended for cycling and athletes, we use Strava for our walks.
We derive much fun and excitement from the statistics and of visually seeing each route we walked.
Importantly, I noticed it inspires us to walk, and to improve on our walk distances each month.
Not always the case though: Some months we walk less than others and some walks are shorter than others.
Seeing as this is not a competition, and only done for the exercise and the fun of it, Strava brings another dimension.
Be sure to enroll with Strava for free and enjoy your walking as we do.