January 2016

Winter Walk Challenge

Posted on Jan 28, 2016

Achieving 150 minutes of physical activity each week can be difficult, especially during the winter.  So why not participate in the Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Winter Walk Challenge 2016? 80% of early heart disease and stroke can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity, so get outdoors and get moving!

Follow these 6 simple steps and join us during Heart Month (February 1st to 29th, 2016) for our Winter Walk Challenge.

1. Form a team of 2 or more and make a commitment to be physically active at least 150 minutes per week
2. Contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation to confirm your participation
3. Submit your daily totals each week by Tuesday at noon to win!
4. (Optional) Send your pictures to walkabout@heartandstroke.ca
5. Complete a short evaluation at the end of the challenge
6. Enjoy your 2016 Winter Walk Challenge!

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Heart Month Winter Activity Day!

Posted on Jan 07, 2016

February is Heart Month and the Friends of Ellenwood Park want to invite you to hike down to the ski cabin on February 14 for a heart-healthy day of winter fun!

Why not give cross-country skiing a try?  It’s free!  They have skis, boots and poles for the whole family to borrow and groomed ski and hiking trails that will leave you breathless. Explore your natural resources at Ellenwood Park this Valentine’s Day.

The ski cabin will be open from 10 am to 2 pm.  Warm up by the wood stove and enjoy hot drinks and snacks courtesy of the Friends of Ellenwood Park.  For trail conditions and further details visit  www.friendsofellenwoodpark.ca  or their Facebook page.

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