Saturday, 12 May 2012

Public Health Staff-Public Health Units-Physical Activity-Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health staff took part in the alPHa challenge...

Ottawa Public Health staff took part in the alPHa challenge yesterday!   Yesterday, Ottawa Public Health took part in the province-wide alPHa Challenge, where Public Health units across Ontario were competing to have the highest percentage of staff completing 30 minutes of physical activity on May 10th. Yesterday, 40 Ottawa Public Health staff took part in the urban pole walking clinics that were organized by the Healthy Living Team.Has your workplace organized a similar event? We want to hear about it @ottawahealthAdding 30 minutes of exercise into your day doesn’t have to be hard. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:

  • Become an “active tourist” by exploring the City of Ottawa by walking or biking along the many paths and trails or taking a heritage walk with your family.
  • While out on your walk stop by your local library and borrow a pedometer to make every step count!  Visit the library website for more information and helpful how-to’s on setting goals and tracking your progress.
  • Stairs are a quick way to increase stamina and boost muscle and are usually faster than waiting for the elevator.  Challenge yourself and some coworkers to join the ‘Stairway to Health’ this May!
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