I heard about the top 100 Best Cities according to Prevention Magazine, to walk in on the news this evening and decided to check the list out for myself. Being from Wisconsin, I checked out the top 10 cities in Wisconsin. Not surprisingly, Milwaukee was not the top of the list. It was #7. Technically, I'm not in Milwaukee, but a suburb that is within walking distance of Milwaukee. I wasn't surprised by the #1 cities in Wisconsin and the criteria did make sense. I love walking in the parks and tend to stay away from residential areas when I'm walking. Check out the list for yourself and see if you agree with it. I would disagree with Green Bay being #10, but after reading the "why" I understand that it is cold for a good amount of time, but Appleton, which was #1 in Wisconsin is not more than 50 miles south of Green Bay.
I love my two mile route that I have mapped out around my house and feel lucky to have a great place to walk. The weather is starting to warm up and I am getting out everyday for at least a short walk. As the evenings grow warmer, I will start taking walks after dinner, but for now I am happy with my lunch time walks and short walks around the block.