LET'S GET MOVING
WALK YOUR HEART TRAIL TODAY
WHAT IS A
In short, a heart trail is a temporary / semi permanent pop up walking trail, using modern way-finding techniques and affordable signage or art installations to direct citizens and visitors throughout their city with the hopes of increasing daily exercise and business interactions.
The goal is simple, develop a trail for the people to shine light on the importance of daily exercise and heart healthy life styles. With little to no new infrastructure requirements, a heart trail can be built in a day or implemented over several weeks and will have lasting physical and social impacts.
How it works
Simply follow your heart! By placing small to large icons (physical signs) throughout the city, you are able to locate your next turn and simply follow the hearts to the next location. While walking, don't forget to enjoy your city throughout the trail, for this idea is not merely designed for your health, but also to showcase the beauty and character of your city that you fell in love with once upon a time. The following steps will help guide you through the trail process
REASONS TO WALK
"researchers found that walking reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 31% cut the risk of dying by 32%."
Harvard Medical School
July 18th, 2018
"Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2015 were in men. About 630,000 Americans die from heart diseaseeach year—that's 1 in every 4 deaths."
Centers for Diease Control and Prevention