During the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Coca-Cola Canada is the proud sponsor of three athletes: hockey player Steven Stamkos, figure skater Patrick Chan, and short track speed skater Marianne St-Gelais. When asked about where their passion for sport began, all three credit their families with instilling a passion for active living in them. Coca-Cola Canada wants to help you get inspired by Canada’s athletes and get in some active play time of your own with the Coca-Cola Show Your Spirit prize pack.
*Valued at $100, the Coca-Cola Show Your Spirit Prize Pack has everything to make the most out of family time this winter and enjoy some fun outdoor activities
*Prize Pack includes: a toboggan, Team Canada mittens, a Canadian Tire gift card, and a limited edition Olympic-themed Coca-Cola 12-pack.
Growing up in Ontario, we had lots of snow and long winters. Learning to enjoy and have fun outdoors is easy; we use build a snowman, make snow angels, go sledding, and try to catch snowflakes on our tongues. Today,I’m more of an indoor exerciser during the winter, but i stay active every day. Check out below several suggestions from Coco-Cola!
Active play can create some of the most memorable quality time a family has together, so we wanted to share some tips from the athletes on how to bring more active play into the home and see if you might be interested in sharing these with your readers.
2014 Coca-Cola Canada Athlete Active Living Tips
1. Keep it simple.
Don’t make getting active a big deal – just make it a habit (and have fun with it!). The more active you are, the more you will want to be active.
2. Do something – anything – every day.
Hit the gym? Great, but even playing in the snow or going for a walk with friends counts, too.
Indoor organized activities mean year-round fun!
Don’t let the cold weather slow you down. Find out about local (and often inexpensive) community activities and get involved. Everyone can benefit from – and enjoy – organized play.
3. Find outdoor cold-weather activities that warm your heart.
Skating is a great example of an outdoor activity and one that is often well-lit in the evening. Skating rinks are a great place to socialize (or even have a date!). Alternatively, bundle up and enjoy a walk in the crisp winter weather.
4. Make active living choices together.
Let everyone in your family or group of friends take turns picking an activity – and get creative!
“Being active together was always a big part of our family when Steven was young,” says Lesley Stamkos, Steven’s mother. “It is so easy to get wrapped up in everyday hectic schedules of work and school and other distractions. It was important for us to make sure that we were also taking care of ourselves and making the time to be active.”
“The 2014 Olympic Winter Games get us all thinking about the amazing things we can do if we set our minds and bodies to it,” says Nicola Kettlitz, President, Coca-Cola Ltd. “Getting active can be about so much more than just exercise. It’s the perfect opportunity for busy families and friends to spend quality time together.”
*For more information and to share your active living stories, go to www.coca-cola.ca/olympics or tweet #inspiredto.
Prize: Coca-Cola Show Your Spirit Prize Pack – $100
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