With Healthy Workplace Month coming to a fast close it seems like this would be a good time to remind everyone about your BINGO cards!
In case you have forgotten they look something like this bingo, they should be well on their way to be completed and handed in by the beginning of November to be enter to win some of the amazing prize we have!
These prizes may include such things as Fresh gift cards/items and even lululemon athletica gift cards/items!
All you have to do is print out a Bingo card from above, if you don’t already have one that is, and start completing the tasks outlined in each box. Yes it’s that easy! 🙂
For every column/row you complete you are entered into the draw for the gift prizes….yes that means that you can be entered to a max of 5 times if you complete your entire card. That’s pretty awesome!!
So get your Bingo Cards completed and send them in within the week! The deadline is fast approaching!
Nordic Pole Walking was created in the early 90’s as an alternative for cross-country skiers to train during the summer months. It is a low-impact form of exercise that involves walking with a pair of poles, hence the name “Nordic Pole Walking”.
Earlier today I took part in a 1-hour Pole Walking adventure, and I must say it was a fun!! An experience I know I’ll enjoy again…and I’m going to be sore tomorrow, haha :p
One of the other participants during the walk stated, “I’ve never had to think so hard while walking!”, and I would have to agree with her. Not only does it work your cardiovascular system and is an excellent resistance workout, it is also somewhat of a mental challenge. Our instructor reminded us during the walk to coordinate the poles with every step while also maintaining good posture and remembering to swing and push with your shoulders as you walk with a slight “strut/swag”‘. If you are interested in trying pole walking please contact the Wellness Centre at the UHN!
Thank you to Insideout Physiotherapy & Wellness Group for the awesome time and I look forward to poling again 🙂
To find out the best foods to eat before and after exercising visit Barb’s post here: http://healthypeashappypod.com/blog/2013/04/foods-to-eat-for-exercise
The Inter-hospital health challenge is fun, it’s exciting and it’s going to get you moving. With the warmer weather upon us, May is a perfect time to renew your commitment to healthy living. Tracking your points online, your team will be competing against other teams and other hospitals to see who can log the most points in May. You can earn points for being active, staying hydrated, eating well and participating in stress reducing activities. And you can win fantastic prizes!! The David Suzuki Foundation has organized Canada’s 30×30 Nature Challenge to enhance employee health and well-being. This challenge also occurs in May and we are encouraging staff to spend 30 minutes a day outside in nature. Since IHHC participants will be earning points for being active and reducing stress, why not do your activities outdoors and enjoy the many benefits of nature.
You will be supported by this website and receive weekly motivation from your team mates and local administrators. You can earn points for being active, eating your fruits and vegetables, staying hydrated and reducing your stress. Real time standings are available on the website! Teams can earn bonus points in specific categories by sharing their stories online.
Join our hospital in the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge!
For more information now, please visit the challenge website at http://www.ihhc2013.com.