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Take Our Two Week Walking Challenge to Improve Health

August 14, 2014 by HealthyFamiliesBC

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Take Our Two Week Walking Challenge to Improve Health

Here we are in the latter half of summer. The weather is fabulous and we want you to get outside and enjoy it! In this blog, we’re doing something a little special; we’re offering up a challenge - a two week Walking Challenge. Here’s how it works;


  • Walk 30 minutes (or more!) six days a week for two weeks
  • You can breakdown the 30 minutes into 3x10 minutes, or 2x15 minutes blocks
  • Try and get two friends to join you for a walk each week.
  • Try these Walking for Wellness tips and track your progress using this simple walking log (keeping a log can help you stay motivated). 

Why you should participate:

  • Walking is a great activity benefiting your heart health, bone density, and muscle endurance
  • You may inspire a friend or family member to make a positive change. Leading by example is a great way to role model positive behaviour for kids as well – you’re literally ‘walking the talk’
  • Going for a walk provides an excellent opportunity for you to take a break from the busyness of life. Making time to get outside in the fresh air is one of the best ways to combat stress. 

Helpful tips:

  • Scheduling walks at the same time each day is a good way to be consistent.
  • Wearing a pedometer is a fun and affordable way to stay motivated. Maybe you can reach 10,000 every day by the end of the two Week Challenge!

Ready to go? We are!! Keep us up to date of your progress on Twitter @healthyfamilybc and @TeamPAL or on Facebook.

Reccomended resources:

HealthLinkBC: Walking for Wellness
Tips for Choosing Running Shoes

Related blogs:

Doctors of BC Walk the Talk
Park the Car It's Not That Far
Walk Your Way to Health

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