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Do You Know Which Activities Count Towards Walk to Tuk?

 January 8, 2019
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

From hockey to cross-country skiing, people in the Northwest Territories do lots of different activities in the winter. However, only some of those activities can count toward your weekly total during Walk to Tuk, and they might not be the ones you expect. Wondering what activities count? Well, it turns out there is one golden rule when figuring out if you can count your activity towards Walk to Tuk:

—–>Physical activity must be done in bouts of at least 15 CONTINUOUS minutes.<—-

This means that any physical activity where you are starting and stopping can’t be counted. Five minutes of walking, here and there, throughout the day? Doesn’t count. A community hockey game where you play 2 minutes then sit for 2 minutes? Doesn’t count.

There are still lots of activities that CAN count towards Walk to Tuk:

  • Jogging
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Biking
  • Lane Swimming

Examples of activities that CANNOT be counted towards Walk to Tuk *:

  • Yoga
  • Hockey
  • Cleaning
  • Snowmobiling
  • Weight Lifting
  • Curling

And, as always, when in doubt, ask to your team captain.

*We acknowledge these are all great examples of physical activity, however, they cannot be counted towards Walk to Tuk.