Walking off the season’s excesses
Spring Into Action
This week’s winning Spring Into Action participant is once again Danielle Pethybridge.
Congratulations to Danielle who has been the most active person in the challenge for four out of the five weeks.
This week is the final week of the Challenge. Well done to all involved in the increased activity, especially leading up to Christmas.
Tokoroa Hash House Harriers
Tokoroa Hash House Harriers will be meeting tonight, Wednesday, at Dino’s on state highway one.
The group meets at 6pm for a fun walk/ jog/ run around a set course. Join the group for some fun, social activity.
Take a Hike
Summer is really here. What a perfect opportunity to get outside and appreciate our parks and walkways.
Here are a few incentives to taking a walk:
Explore our community on foot. You might be amazed at what you discover about your own neighbourhood.
Take a nature walk. Explore some of the trails in parks, around Lake Moana Nui, along the Waikato River trails, Te Waihou walkway or into Barnett’s Reserve.
Take a walk break instead of a coffee break. The change of pace and scenery will refresh you and help you re-focus your energy for the rest of the day.
Add an exercise circuit to your walk. Find a bench, step or low retaining wall somewhere along your walk. Try doing a few step ups and bench presses; any exercise you like as long as it makes you puff.
This weather is a great opportunity to get out there and active. On Your Feet Walking for exercise needs to be more than just a leisurely stroll down to the shops.
Think about your perceived rate of exertion while you are walking.
If a 10 is so fast you can’t talk to anyone then you should be aiming for seven or eight.
If you can have a conversation but not do maths cal- culations that’s probably about right. It takes around 25 minutes to deplete the body’s natural energy stores, so aim to break that barrier by striding out for a minimum of 30 minutes on most days of the week.
Check with your doctor before commencing exercise, or if exercise causes pain or discomfort.
It’s a great way to work off that Christmas and holiday over indulgence.