Sneak It In Week
What's comfier for getting from point A to B than your favourite pair of sneakers? Maybe a pair of mini-pillows tied to your feet with ribbons, but we would argue that some classic Chucks would still take the cake on that one.
Get your kicks ready to shine, cause ParticipACTION has announced a terrific idea called Sneak It In Week. Wear sneakers to work from April 9-13 and see how easy it is to fit more activity into your day! Even 10 extra minutes can make a difference.
ParticipACTION wanted to celebrate World Day of Physical Activity on April 6th and decided to launch a national campaign that would inspire Canadians to think about their daily schedules. Ten minutes of physical activity twice per day will help you meet 150 minutes of activity per week, and wearing sneakers actively promotes meeting that goal!
ParticipACTION's Active Living Ambassador Catherine Cameron says, "Wearing comfortable footwear to work or having my sneakers readily available makes it easy to seize opportunities to be active as they arise in my workday. I can slip out for 10-minute walking break, enjoy a longer brisk walk at lunch, make my way on foot to meetings in nearby buildings, run errands at lunch that free up my time in the evenings and on weekends, or head to a cafe a few blocks away. It's amazing how sneaking in a few ten or fifteen minute activity breaks each week can add up!"
And Cameron is walking the talk - literally!
If you want to get your workplace involved, ParticipACTION has provided posters that you can print to spread the word.
We will be sharing our fab ways to Sneak It In on ParticipACTION's event page and our Facebook page. We can't wait to hear about yours!