|Walking outdoors for as little as five minutes boosts energy.|
Every year, this country-wide initiative encourages Canadians to walk outdoors for a minimum of 15 minutes.
“Our facilities are very keen to host organized walks. Sometimes just getting a group together motivates people and of course, is more fun,” says Heather Cowie, manager of Recreation’s east region for The City of Calgary.
Walk with friends or family
“It’s a great opportunity to get fresh air, exercise and spend time with friends or family.”
The benefits of walking extend beyond our daily physical activity requirements; walking helps our cardiovascular health just as much as our mental health. Research suggests walking outdoors for as little as five minutes can boost one’s energy and outlook.
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“Activity levels tend to drop in the winter. Winter Walk Day reminds us that we can and should stay active during the winter too,” adds Cowie.
More information and locations for City of Calgary Winter Walks.
Be sure to share your story on social media with Mayor Nenshi using hashtag #yycwalk. Post your photos and videos also!
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Submitted by Lisa Fleece, Recreation