The Better 'U' Program Set to Run

October 01, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

"The Better 'U'" exercise program for this year begins Oct. 10 with a wellness talk in Room 441 of the University Centre.

Organized by Occupational Health Services, the program offers U of G members a chance to participate in free lunchtime exercise activities every Monday and Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.

Participants can choose from a leisure walk, a Nordic walk, the 0-5 learn-to-run program and a 30-minute run.

The leisure walk is a 30-minute stroll around campus.

The Nordic walk is a fast-paced power walk that burns 20 to 40 per cent more calories than a normal walk. Participants carry ski poles and swing their arms as they walk for a total body workout.

The 0-5 learn-to-run program is a 12-week program that takes a non-runner from walking to running five kilometres. It requires a commitment of three to four times a week, with some of the runs done on your own.

The 30-minute run is for people currently running who would like some company. It begins with a five-minute stretch and warm-up, followed by a 20-to-30 minute run and a five-minute cool-down and stretch.

Participants meet at the Powell Building for all the activities and should wear shoes with proper support and comfortable clothing.

For information and to register, call Ext. 54283 or send and e-mail to

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