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Pole Walking…Nordic Style

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”.

pole_walkingOne of the most amazing things about Nordic Pole Walking is that it is low-impact and yields such amazingly health benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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 🙂

1 Day Until the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge Begins!!

flowersIf you are a UHN staff or volunteer please join our hospital in the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge!

There is only 1 day until the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge officially starts.

Join our hospital in the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge!

Join us on the front lawn of Sick Kids Hospital (555 University Ave) on May 1st from 12:15-1PM for fun light exercises & stretching – Prizes will be awarded! Remember to wear YELLOW for the UHN!!

Sign up by May 1st, 2013 and be entered into a draw to WIN one of three 30 minute massages with an RMT.

For more information now, please visit the challenge website at http://www.ihhc2013.com.

Don’t forget to also sign up for the 30X30 Nature Challenge!! What a great way for IHHC participants to earn points during the month of May for being active and reducing stress actively in Nature. Please sign up here: http://30×30.davidsuzuki.org/
30x30 nature challenge 2013

5 Days Until the 2013 Inter-Hospital Health Challenge Begins!!

flowersIf you are a UHN staff or volunteer please join our hospital in the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge!

There are only 5 days until the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge officially starts.

Sign up by May 1st, 2013 and be entered into a draw to WIN one of three 30 minute massages with an RMT.

For more information now, please visit the challenge website at http://www.ihhc2013.com.

Don’t forget to also sign up for the 30X30 Nature Challenge!! What a great way for IHHC participants to earn points during the month of May for being active and reducing stress actively in Nature. Please sign up here: http://30×30.davidsuzuki.org/
30x30 nature challenge 2013

Registration for the 2013 Inter-Hospital Health Challenge has opened!!

IHHC 2013This FUN challenge takes place from May 1st – May 31st, 2013.

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.
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