PrintThe weather in LA recently has been perfect for afternoon walks. And we all know the benefits walking can have both physically and mentally. It can elevate your mood, stimulate your creativity, help you lose weight and alleviate your stress. Check out these 24 awesome walking routes around campus. Explore places not accessible by bike or car. It's time to get in the habit of walking more.

And you can start with the 12th Annual I Heart Walking celebration, which is just around the corner. This year, UCLA Recreation will be hosting lunchtime walks Monday, February iheartwalking12 through Thursday, February 15. Those who register and walk will have the chance to win prizes such as an Apple Watch, a FitBit, a $500 Blue Apron gift card and more.

So get out from behind your desks and join your friends and colleagues for a walk around our beautiful campus!

On Monday, February 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., UCLA Health will be providing free health screenings at Pauley Pavilion. Get your blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure checked, and talk to a cardiologist. Register early to reserve an appointment. Space is limited.

The Grand Finale event will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John Wooden Center. Attendees who participate in at least two walks can pick up their free I Heart Walking T-shirts, while supplies last.