The Walk to Tuk health initiative has seen favourable results this year.
The Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association announced that the walking challenge had it highest participation rate yet- with a 20 percent increase.
Now in its eight year, the walking challenge had over four thousand people participate from 28 different communities.
Participants were very active and doubled the Canadian Physical Activities Guidelines with 292 minutes of weekly exercise.
The challenge has since expanded to become much more than initially planed says Robin Young, Communications and Membership Manager at the NWTRPA.
We have expanded it to now Dog Walk to Tuk, because people often like to walk with their dogs. And now to beautiful places as well where people can take photos of the places that they are walking and then send them in as well.
The Walk to Tuk challenge is a health initiative to promote healthy living and exercise in the Northwest Territories.