Walk to Tuk Participation Increases Across Northwest Territories

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.

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Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at Kristen.berkeley@cklbradio.com

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