It’s Find Your Fit Friday on the Great Big Walk Day 42: Swiss Base Camp (5150m)

Happy Find Your Fit Friday to ALL! TA is the ambassador for Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador's Find Your Fit Campaign. How You Found Your Fit this week?

Happy Find Your Fit Friday to ALL!
TA is the ambassador for Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s Find Your Fit Campaign.
Did you sneak it in this week?

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.

A Rest and Acclimatization Day
Swiss Base Camp is situated amongst the moraine in a sandy spot directly opposite the mighty West Pillar on Makalu. Very few campsites a this close to one of these 8000m giants. We have a full day set aside to rest and acclimatise and will aim to reach a vantage point above camp with a (weather permitting) great view of Everest and the fabled Kangshung Face.

Quote for the Day

Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.
Ed Viesturs

Did You Know?

Nepal is only slightly larger than the state of Arkansas.

Find Your Fit Fact

Walking has the highest compliance rate of any exercise.

To get people more physically active during the workday, ParticipACTION is promoting Sneak It In Week during the week of April 7th.

It’s easy to participate.  Wear sneakers to work.  Walk to lunch.  Park a few blocks away. Hit the pavement on your coffee break.  As long as your heart beats faster for 10 minutes, it really counts!  You’ll see how easy it can be to fit in more activity during your workday. So get active and sneak it in.  You’ll be rewarded with a longer, happier, more fulfilling life!  We invite you to participate in this fun and worthwhile initiative!  Tools and resources are available on their website.

Activity Suggestion: Ice Fall Ball

Objective: To get students to learn to move quickly and efficiently as a group.

Materials Needed: 1 tennis ball per group

In groups of 6-8 (depending on class size, try to have 2-3 groups)

–  Students begin lying on the floor in the plank position (hands and knees work fine) in a line, with the sides of their bodies facing the beginning and end of the general space

–  The goal is to be the first group to successfully cross the end line

–  On the teacher’s command, the person lying at the end closest to the finish line rolls the tennis ball under the rest of his/her group, then lies back down (plank position/ hands and knees), depending on skill level, it is possible to just get students to stand (picture below)

–  The person at the other end of the line will trap the tennis ball, then bring it to the end closest to the finish line.

–  Once there they must roll the ball under his/her group members, then lie down (plank position/hands and knees)

–  This repeats until the group has reached the end line.

* The ice fall is one of the most dangerous stages en route to summiting Mount Everest, it is critical that climbers get through this portion of the mountain as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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