_Living in Peru_ has some news, and you might want to stand up and take a walk for this one.
The Walking Visionaries Awards selected Peru’s entry into the international contest that values the creative benefits of walking, reports the Municipality of Miraflores “news portal”:http://www.miraflores.gob.pe/_contenTempl3.asp?idcontenido=8849.
So yes, stand up and take a walk–it’s good for you, says a “Stanford study”:http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/april/walking-vs-sitting-042414.html.
The Walking Visionaries Awards, organized by Walk21Vienna, took 208 proposals, in 5 different categories, from 47 countries and Peru was awarded among its top choices for its proposed “Mario Vargas Llosa route.”
The route takes its walkers through multiple symbolic points in Miraflores, where Mario Vargas Llosa lived and studied, and to locations that inspired the novels of the Nobel Prize winner. This route was awarded one of the seven winners in the category Walking and the Arts.
With this award, Peru and other winners are invited to the Walk21Vienna Conference 2015 to take place in October in Austria.