Annual Winter Walk

With this week’s warming temperatures, people across the province are asked to participate in the annual Winter Walk Day.

With this week’s warming temperatures, people across the province are asked to participate in the annual Winter Walk Day.

On Wednesday, Albertans can see how easy it is to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle by simply walking. People can register individually or as part of a group to participate in Winter Walk Day by visiting www.winterwalkday.com.

“This event proves weather should not be a barrier to active living,” said Christine Cusanelli, minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation in a news release.

“Albertans are tough and Winter Walk Day is a great way to promote authentic improvement in healthy and active lifestyles.”

This year’s goal is to have 140,000 Albertans walk a minimum of 15 minutes outdoors. If that many Albertans participate, it will combine for a total of 2.1 million minutes of walking.

According to a government press release, studies have shown that accumulating even small amounts of exercise throughout the day can have a positive effect on overall health.