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Healthy Work Place…BINGO!!

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!

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These prizes may include such things as Fresh gift cards/items and even lululemon athletica gift cards/items!

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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!!

And remember you have to either hand in your bingo card to the Wellness Centre at Toronto General or you can scan aLululemonnd email them to us at wellness@uhn.ca

So get your Bingo Cards completed and send them in within the week! The deadline is fast approaching!

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 🙂

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