It’s about walking and so much more!

UWALK helps motivate you to be active. Walk to improve your mood, keep you energized and boost your self-confidence. Learn more below.

Why UWALK?

UWALK is here to help you start and stay moving! With UWALK you can easily keep track of your physical activity by logging it as minutes or number of steps.

“The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking”

- Mason Cooley

UWALK celebrates small steps!1

74%

of Albertans do some sort of walking

 

22%

Walk for work

 

47%

Walk for transport

 

44%

Walk for leisure

 

Walking is the most popular form of activity for Canadians.2

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”

- Helen Keller

Regular walking can help:34

  • Strengthen the heart
  • Build strong bones
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Maintain flexibility
  • Help achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Help with posture and balance
  • Improve physical self-esteem
  • Enhance healthy growth and development

UWALK is here to help you get moving

But what do we really mean by this?

Being active regularly can sometimes be a challenge.

Register with UWALK today and find fun ways to be more active: 

  • Connect with your family, friends and co-workers
  • Track your physical activity online to complete a walking challenge
  • Challenge yourself, a team, or a group
  • See your progress
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

- Lao Tzu

The facts:

The Canadian Physical Activity guidelines recommend adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week.4

This can be achieved in bouts of 10 minutes or more.4

1/5 Canadians walk or cycle to work or school at least occasionally.5

+2000

By wearing a pedometer, studies show an increase of 2000 steps per day!6

LET'S KEEP STEPPIN’, ALBERTA!

Citations

  1. Alberta Centre for Active Living (2013). Alberta Walking Survey. Retrieved from: https://www.centre4activeliving.ca/media/filer_public/10/93/10932f77-6c0f-4ee7-8339-3e93afb6f701/2013-walking-survey.pdf
  2. Statistics Canada. (2010). Physical activity during leisure time. Retrieved from: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-625-x/ 2011001/article/11467-eng.htm
  3. Warburton, D. E et al. (2010). A systematic review of the evidence for Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults.·International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity,·7(1), 39.
  4. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. (2011). Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Retrieved from: https://csepguidelines.ca/
  5. Public Health Agency of Canada. (2017). Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep (PASS) Indicators: Quick Stats, adults (18 years of age and older). Retrieved from: https://infobase.phac-aspc.gc.ca/pass-apcss/
  6. Kang M. et al. (2009). Effect of pedometer-based physical activity interventions: a meta-analysis. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 80(3), 648-55.