Complete the Loop: A Walking Guide to Busch GardensAugust 9, 2019
If you work a typical 9-5 job, you know how difficult it is to find time to exercise. Between sitting at a desk all day and tempting break room treats, the odds can be stacked against us. A healthy lifestyle can seem out of reach for someone with a busy schedule. It is so important to find creative ways to incorporate exercise into our day-to-day activities.
Never fear! One of the best low-impact exercises you can do is actually walking. According to the Mayo Clinic, a brisk daily walk can help maintain a healthy weight, prevent heart disease and type II diabetes, and improve coordination and mental health.
A daily walk is one of the most accessible ways to get in shape as it does not require expensive fitness equipment and it can be done from anywhere. Most health experts recommend walking around 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles). This number might seem daunting, but with the right attitude it can be a lot easier than it looks. There are several ways to make walking more enjoyable. Some suggestions include listening to music and walking with a buddy.
There happens to be a place where you can listen to music, spend time with friends, and take in stunning views all while meeting your steps goal for the day…
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is not only a thrilling amusement park; it’s also a great place to get in those steps. You can walk across all of Europe in one afternoon. There are plenty of water fountains, shady spots, and refreshing water rides throughout the park to keep you cool as you make your journey from country to country. With beautiful landscapes and excellent people watching, you’ll be burning calories without even noticing. By making your walks more exciting, you’ll be more motivated to reach your health goals.
Walking around the entire park only once is equal to
• 2.5 miles
• 5,675 steps
• 444 calories
• 11 inclines
Most guests will complete this loop more than once just walking from attraction to attraction. It’s a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful summer weather while at the same time treating your body to a little TLC. As an added bonus: hitting your step goal is a great excuse to indulge in some delicious treats from the numerous restaurants and grab-and-go stations around the park. ;)