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Walks

  • VCs Walk on the Foreshore - Monday 27th May

     

    You can participate for the VCs Walk on the Foreshore from  3:30pm on 27th May provided it is a non-essential service such as, IT Services, Medical,  scheduled classes and  that YOU have approval from your supervisor (please note you Do NOT get paid extra to participate in the Walk, it is a voluntary walk).  Applicable ONLY for the VCs Walk on the Foreshore.

    Assemble at 3:30pm at Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies.

    Stretches and warm up session by a Fitness Centre Coordinator, prior to 4pm walk.

    Walk Around the BAY Saturday 1st June 

    Finish off the week with a Walk Around the Bay.

    Assemble at 6:30am at Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies.

    Tips for walking

    • Hold your head up. Look forward and not at the ground.
    • Neck, shoulders and back are relaxed, not stiffly upright.
    • Swing your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows.  
    • Tighten stomach muscles slightly and straighten back, not arched forward or backward.
    • Walk smoothly, rolling your foot from heel to toe.

     


    Plan your walk

    • Get the right gear. Get shoes with proper arch support, a firm heel and thick flexible soles. This is to cushion your feet and absorb shock. 
    • If you walk when it's dark, wear bright colors or reflective tape for visibility.
    • Choose your route carefully. Avoid paths with cracked sidewalks, potholes, low-hanging limbs or uneven turf.
    • Warm up. Walk slowly for 5 to 10 minutes. This will warm up your muscles and prepare your body for exercise.
    • Cool down. In the last part of your walk, walk slowly for 5 to 10 minutes. This will help your muscles cool down.

     

     

     

  • Can walking get you fit? You bet! Get started today.

    Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated or hard. A simple brisk 30 minute walk on a daily basis can help you live a healthier life. 

    A daily brisk walk can help you: 

    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Prevent or manage various conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
    • Strengthen your bones 
    • Boost your mood
    • Improve your coordination and balance 
    • Tone your muscles 
    • Burn fat
    • The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. 
    • Its an alternative gym exercise at no cost
    • Helps mental process

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