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Lose the loafers. Give the heels a break. Sneak It In Week is coming!

Lose the loafers. Give the heels a break. Get ready for Sneak It In Week, brought to you by ParticipACTION. Wear sneakers to work April 9-13 and you’ll see how easy it can be to fit in more activity. Walk to lunch. Park away from the office. Go for a brisk walk on your coffee break. As long as your heart beats faster for 10 minutes, it really counts! So get active and sneak it in. You’ll be rewarded with a longer, happier, more fulfilling life.

Why 10 minutes?

According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, adults need 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity per week, but this does not have to be done all at once.  Research shows that even tiny bouts of physical activity―as little as 10 minutes at a time―are associated with increased fitness. A short activity break can actually count towards the recommended level of physical activity per week adults require for health benefits.

Easy Ways to Sneak It In

Some simple ways to add 10 minutes of physical activity into your work day:

  • Start a break or lunchtime walking club
  • Book a meeting room for a short yoga session
  • Have a walking meeting with colleagues
  • Park away from the office
  • Go “power shopping” and get active while running errands


Tell us how YOU Sneak It In!

Are you finding time for physical activity this week?  Tell us how you sneak it in:

  • Join the conversation on our blog
  • Post it on our Facebook page



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