It’s Find Your Fit Friday on the Great Big Walk Day 35: To Grazing Kharka (3960m)

Happy Find Your Fit Friday to ALL!  TA is the ambassador for  Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador's Find Your Fit Campaign.  How are you finding your fit?

Happy Find Your Fit Friday to ALL! TA is the ambassador for Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s Find Your Fit Campaign. How are you finding your fit?

Find Your Fit! is a provincial physical activity promotions/communications campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living.  The Find Your Fit! website is an excellent resource for physical activity throughout the lifespan.  You are also invited to join the Great Big Walk on the Walkabout Website if you would like to log your steps along with us.  Walking is an excellent and simple way to find your fit.

Grazing Kharka (3960m)
We continue towards the Makalu Barun National Park. At times the trail will be
steep and rocky with some scrambling sections and challenging climbs. We will skirt around the picturesque Molun Pokhari (lake) and head south and south east crossing rivers, sometimes via logs, and penetrating thick rhododendron forest. These days on the trail are challenging as this area is not often traveled and there may be very limited space for camp sites.

Quote for the Day

I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
Søren Kierkegaard

Did You Know?

The lowest point in Nepal is Kanchan Kalan which is 70m above sea level.

Find Your Fit Fact

Thirty minutes of walking a day makes your muscles more sensitive to insulin. That allows glucose to do its duty inside your cells rather than pile up in your bloodstream (that’s what happens when you have diabetes) and cause other havoc.

Activity Suggestion: Cloud Tennis from the Find Your Fit Website

Materials Needed:
-Open space, preferably indoor
-Balloons (round type)
-Piece of string or ribbon 3-5 metres
-Scotch tape or masking tape
-Paper plates
-Paint stir sticks
-Duct tape

Activity Description:

Blow up a balloon (a.k.a. cloud) of the “round” type. Inflate to medium or medium-low pressure, so the balloon “floats” a little bit but not too much. Create simple “tennis racquets” by taping a paint stir stick to the back of each paper plate. Hang the string or ribbon horizontally about one metre above the floor between two chairs, or between bookshelves or countertops. This is your “net”.

Using your racquets, hit the balloon back and forth across the net with your child or children. If someone allows the balloon to touch the floor on their side, the person on the other side of the net scores a point. Play first person to 5 points, and then start again.

Your racquets are not allowed to cross over the top of the net. You are allowed to touch the balloon more than once on your side if necessary. (Source:

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