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.