Welcome to the Biggest Weekend of the year in the city of Toronto. With so many events taking place in the city, we decided to highlight some of the best ones with a physiotherapy and chiropractic twist. We always emphasize fitness,therefore all of these events will give you some sort of workout. Also, next week the theme will be chiropractic care, therefore you will want to tune in as we break down the health benefits, products, and techniques associated with chiropractors and chiropractic care. Here are the biggest and best events in the city of Toronto for the civic holiday and of course, we list the health benefits for each event.
Caribana (Caribbean Festival)
The annual parade which celebrates Caribbean culture will take place along the lakeshore this Saturday. The Caribbean Festival also known as Caribana is a celebration where people come together to embrace unique costumes, spectacular floats, music, food and much more. This event is also fitness-friendly as you will surely burn a lot of calories walking along the parade, dancing, and celebrating with other participants. Lastly, who could resist a curry chicken and roti or a jerk chicken and stew peas dish!
The annual music festival hosted by Toronto’s most popular entertainer Drake also takes place this weekend. This year, Drake will take the stage along with rappers Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg and surprise guests. In the past, these surprise guests have included Pharrell, Future, Kanye West and more. Fitness enthusiasts and physiotherapists highly recommend music festivals because they are a great way to stay active. Did you know that just one hour of dancing burns approximately 400 calories? Get out there and party with some of the biggest rappers in the world!
The Rogers Cup continues this weekend with some of the biggest and best tennis stars fighting for the championship. The best of the best include Thornhill’s own Milos Raonic, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka who will all be competing for the Rogers Cup at York University. Physiotherapists and chiropractors love tennis because it increases muscle strength, cardio, overall fitness, flexibility and more. Playing tennis for one hour burns approximately 477 calories therefore after visiting the Rogers Cup, be sure to visit one of the many courts in the city of Toronto for a quick match!
Island Soul Festival
The Island Soul Festival takes place in Toronto this weekend at the Toronto Harbourfront. This four-day festival celebrates cultural diversity as artists, musicians, filmmakers and dancers showcase their talent for the city. The best part of the event is that it is totally free! Come out to the Toronto waterfront and enjoy a Caribbean split pea soup or callaloo meal; both are extremely healthy!
Veld Music Festival
Just north of the city this weekend will be one of the biggest electronic musical festivals in the world. You may want to check out Downsview Park this weekend as The Chainsmokers, Flume, Kygo, Travis Scott and more all hit the stage as they deliver electrifying performances. Be sure to stay hydrated if you’re attending this event as you will surely get a good workout. With all the walking, dancing, and singing, you will be burning a lot of calories and increasing your endurance and fitness levels without even recognizing it!
We hope you have a safe and happy long weekend and remember to visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you for all your health needs. Be sure to check out our blog next week as we cover all topics related to chiropractors and chiropractic care. Have fun this weekend!
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