Have you heard that Walk to Tuk is a fun way to stay active during the winter, but need a little more convincing before you take the dive? Here are 17 great reasons for participating in Walk to Tuk:
- Walk to Tuk is a fun, free activity open to anyone.
- Walk to Tuk will help you stay active when you need it most, during the coldest and darkest months of the year. Participants provide social support and encouragement to their team members to get (and stay) active.
- Walk to Tuk is a team activity that encourages all participants, from the youngest to the oldest, to work together towards a common goal.
- It is easy to track your team’s progress along the river as you walk to Tuk.
- Walking is great for kids! It can improve their concentration, supports their cognitive development, and gets them outside in the fresh air.
- There are prizes for individuals, teams, and team captains, both at the end of Walk to Tuk and each week!
- You will receive the famous “I Walked to Tuk” t-shirt if your team reaches Tuk.
- Walk to Tuk encourages creativity. Just look at the team names from years past!
- Team captains are provided with lots of support throughout Walk to Tuk, including access to tracking sheets, activity ideas, and recruitment posters.
- Walk to Tuk is accessible. You don’t need any special equipment. Just good footwear and some warm clothes.
- Walk to Tuk is flexible. You can track and submit time or distance for any physical activity done for at least 15 minutes (as long as it is continuous, moderate- to vigorous-intensity, aerobic physical activity). This includes walking, snowshoeing, running, swimming, biking, or cross-country skiing.
- There are lots of ways to participate. You can participate with your friends on a community team, with your colleagues on a workplace team, or with your classmates on a school team if you are a student.
- Walk to Tuk promotes wellness. Walking has lots of physical and mental health benefits including better focus, lower blood pressure and stress levels, and improved heart and lung health.
- Walk to Tuk has the potential to increase territory-wide physical activity levels, which could result in improved health outcomes for residents of the NWT.
- Walk to Tuk is a great way to experience the beautiful outdoor trails and places in your community.
- Walk to Tuk promotes community cohesion and resiliency.
- Walk to Tuk fosters community engagement and strengthens relationships.
Registration ends January 16, 2020.