More amazing city walks

Welcome to the second part of our look into brilliant city walks, where we look at a few other famous destinations to treat your feet.

 

Packed with history, culture and a whole host of unique vibes and neighbourhoods, cities have a lot to offer to residents and visitors. Whilst some may be tempted by taking a bus, car or train to get around, a good walk really is the best way to take it all in.

 

Because just 90 minutes of sitting cuts blood flow behind the knee by half, strolling through the streets not only gives you the time and space to discover things at your own pace, but has a bunch of health benefits 1. Walking is an excellent defence against a potentially dangerous blood clot in the leg, which is a condition that can affect anyone.

 

To help reduce your risk of a blood clot (and have some great experiences along the way!), here are some more inspirational ideas to help you make #Time2Move:

 

 

Rio de Janeiro

 

Colourful, vibrant and bursting with energy, Rio is home to some amazing landmarks and culture. The streets are alive and bustling, underpinned by Latin American culture and are an absolute joy to traverse.

 

Get some altitude and take the 220 steps up to see the monumental Christ the Redeemer, with a bonus view of the sprawling city below. If you prefer to stay on level ground, embark on an 8.6km journey from Escandaria Selaron to the Zoo, stopping at the theatre, Olympic Boulevard and Aquarium along the way.

 

 

New York City

 

The skyscrapers and streets of New York City have to be seen to be believed, and not through the window of a yellow cab either! Walking through the streets of The Big Apple is an experience in itself and when combined with the city’s famous landmarks, it makes for a truly unique experience.

 

If you want to see as much as possible, take the NYC landmark trail, covering all of the major museums, galleries, districts and attractions in an epic 22.5 km that cuts through the island of Manhattan and ending at the iconic Statue of Liberty.

 

 

Melbourne

 

Australia’s second-largest city is no stranger to tourists and serves as the county’s cultural capital, packed with galleries, theatres and Victorian architecture, as well as numerous large parks and gardens.

 

To get a proper taste of what Melbourne has to offer, take the Capital City Trail which circles the city centre and is a combination of other trails that pass through a series of landmarks, gardens, rivers and attractions. Totalling 29km in length, it’s the best way to get a feel for the city and what makes Melbourne unique.How about your city?

 

So there you have it – a small selection of amazing city walks to try. If you aren’t likely to visit any of these in the near future, don’t worry! It’s a big world out there and odds are that your city has its own magical walks for you to explore and make #Time2Move. Do some research, tie up your shoelaces and get out there!

 

 

References

1. Thrombosis UK: The Thrombosis Charity. Reducing the risk of e-thrombosis. February 2013

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