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CCWC Week One Wrap Up

Week one of the Clean Commuter and Wellness Challenge is drawing to close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still register and join this week’s record number of active commuters! So far, the most calories burnt by a commuter is 11,504 and Vancouver Coastal Health has reduced the most GHGs with 60 kg.

We rounded up the best tips for a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as relevant articles from around the web to get you ready for next week.

Happy Friday, and don’t forget to log your commutes!

What to Expect for Next Week

Weather

The weather predictions are changeable, so as always if you’re walking or biking it makes sense to prepare for a mixture of sunshine and light showers. Here is your predicted forecast for the next few days

And if it does rain then don’t despair, commuting doesn’t have to be hard! Here are some tips for wet-weather:

  • Arthur Orsini, the Active Transportation Facilitator at VGH, who also runs the Cycling Centre & VGH's Commuter Centre shares his tips for riding in the rain for year-round cyclists.
  • Total Women’s Cycling also shares their 10 Top Tips for Road Cycling in the Rain.
  • Although it is mostly focused on cyclers, this article has great tips for what to wear on your commute.

Around the Web

Need a little inspiration? We gathered some of the relevant articles from around the web which relate to healthy living and an active commute. Check them out!

Healthy Eating

Bringing lunch to work can sometimes feel like a chore: you have to plan ahead of time, get up early to pack it or remember to get it ready before you go to bed, but it’s worth it when you can make something delicious, healthy and cheaper than anything readymade . Opt for something that’s easy to put together, easy to carry, and most importantly, exciting to eat. Fraser Health shared Health in a Jar: Lunches that are a cinch to make and fun to present here>

Dietitian Carol Dombrow has been with the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the past 29 years. She shared what she eats in a typical day. See more here>

We’d love to hear what recipes and websites inspire you to eat healthy. Share your tips in the comment box below.

Big Picture: 4 Active Transportation Stories in the News

Transit: Why improved public transit leads to better health by Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Patricia Daly, chief medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health and Dr. Victoria Lee, chief medical health officer for Fraser Health Authority. An opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun here>

Cycling:  Arthur Orsini, featured again! Peddling a new look for Vancouver cyclists who are happy to ride without all the gear: Arthur Orsini doesn’t fit the usual stereotype of a cyclist who commutes to work on a bike in the Vancouver sun here>.

Employee Health & Welless: Smart Employers Find Ways to Ease Commuting Woes: Why employers should be invested in their employees’ commutes here>

Momentum is Growing: Following last week’s Bike to Work Week, Metro Vancouver breaks last year’s record. More than 11,000 people registered for Bike to Work Week in 2016 says HUB Cycling in Metro News here>

Find out more

Don’t forget to check out the CCWC Leader boards when you sign in to log your commute. You can also find out how many calories you’ve burnt and your total Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHGs) under ‘Your Results.’

Also, follow us on Instagram @cc.wellness for inspiration.