Physical Activity Bingo Winter Challenge

Being physically active is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. To achieve health benefits, adults should get 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity per week. Children and youth should get at least 60 minutes per day.

Moderate-intensity physical activities should make you sweat a bit and breathe harder, such as brisk walking and bike riding. Vigorous-intensity physical activities should make you sweat and be ‘out of breath’, such as jogging, basketball and cross country skiing.

Even small increases in physical activity can make a big difference. People are more likely to be and stay active if they are able to build activity into their daily routine, are active as part of a group or team and, most importantly, if find an activity they enjoy. To encourage northern Saskatchewan community members to increase their physical activity levels, the Active Communities Team of the Northern Healthy Communities Partnership developed a Physical Activity Bingo Winter Challenge.

How to Participate in the Physical Activity Bingo Winter Challenge:

Northern Saskatchewan residents of all ages are invited to try a variety of activities and to record the number of minutes they spend being active on one of the physical activity bingo cards. Start by downloading one of our four physical activity bingo cards: Physical Activity Bingo A, Physical Activity Bingo B, Physical Activity Bingo C, or Physical Activity Bingo D.

For each completed line on physical activity bingo cards sent in on or before March 27th, challenge participants will receive one entry into a prize draw. Prizes include one of several pairs of brand new snow shoes and a variety of gift cards for purchasing clothing or equipment for active living.

Anyone can use the Physical Activity Bingo Winter Challenge as way to increase their physical activity. Residents of on and off reserve communities in the Northern Administrative District and residents of Prince Albert Grand Council and Meadow Lake Tribal Council communities outside of the Northern Administrative District are eligible for the prize draw.

To be entered into the prize draw, a copy or picture of a completed physical activity bingo card must be sent in on or before March 27th, 2017. Completed physical activity bingo cards can be submitted via:

 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Kevin Mageto at 306-953-5023.

 

Physical Activity Needs Among Northern Saskatchewan Organizations

 

In the fall of 2015 the Active Communities Team surveyed key stakeholders in northern Saskatchewan to learn more about physical activity iniatives in the region and how the Active Communiites Team and support northern Saskatchewan organizations to increase physical activity. Below is a summary of what the team learned from the survey.

 Organizational Behaviour Survey