Why is Physical Activity Important to Wauwatosa?
Nutrition and physical activity are essential to the management and prevention of many chronic diseases.
The recommended amount of physical activity for adults is moderate activity for at least 30 minutes, 5 or more days a week. Vigorous activity is recommended at least 20 minutes, 3 or more days per week. In the 2015 community survey, only 47% of Wauwatosa adults reported getting the recommended amount of activity per week.
Twenty Walks Neighborhood Walking Challenge
Twenty walks is a community-wide walking program developed cooperatively by the Health Department and the Wauwatosa Neighborhood Association Council.
Getting physical activity is one of the best things we can all do right now to help deal with the isolation related to COVID-19. We encourage you to explore the walking routes created for the 2019 challenge, but remind you to go by yourself or with those whom you live only, and to be sure to follow physical distancing guidelines and stay at least 6 feet away from others. Keep moving through the neighborhoods and enjoy your walk.
Download the Twenty Walks route PDF to see all of the routes. We are interested in your feedback, so if you have suggestions on how to improve the routes, please email Carmen from the Health Department to share your thoughts.