Indy airport opens 3 walking paths for travelers

AP News
Posted: Apr 05, 2012 8:55 AM
Indy airport opens 3 walking paths for travelers

Travelers and employees at Indianapolis International Airport have three new walking paths to stretch their legs and improve their health.

The airport and the American Heart Association opened the paths Wednesday on the day the association has dubbed National Walking Day.

They say all visitors to the airport can traverse a quarter-mile path around the ticketing hall. Travelers who've passed through security checkpoints can walk half-mile laps around each concourse or a 1.1-mile lap around both concourses.

More than 20,000 travelers pass through the airport on an average day and about 10,000 people work there.

The Heart Association says walking vigorously for 30 minutes per day can reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.