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Movement in the Middle East with a Wheelchair, Oxygen and a One-Legged Man
How many people’s packing list for travel includes a wheelchair, oxygen generator and a spare leg?
Our company, Fitneff, advocates integrating movement into everyday life, so I am always encouraging people to break away from the status quo and embrace movement. For three weeks last fall I had a chance to be inspired by two amazing seniors who have shown me that integrating movement can be accomplished anywhere, by anyone, at any age!
Long weekends are something that many people look forward to throughout the year. It’s the gift of an extra day to do with as you please: celebrate the holiday with your family and friends, get out of town, stay up late and sleep in, or binge-watch your favourite show. And most likely indulge a little (or a lot).
But when the weekend is over and it’s back to reality,
Spring if finally upon us! With the opening of the windows and doors, along with sunshine and fresh air, we are greeted with so many new opportunities to get active that don’t seem so apparent during the winter months. Getting outdoors takes much less preparation and effort. Being outdoors is pleasant and easy (at least for those of us who prefer warmer weather). The benefits of being active in spring go beyond just feeling good and being healthy, and might not be what you expect. Let’s take a look.
You could say that Jim Wachtel occupies a front-row seat in the corporate health and wellness industry. And, because of his job as a health care cost-containment strategist, he spends a lot of time in that seat, whether it’s in his office, in his car, or on an airplane travelling for work.
But, he's literally taking steps toward better health without compromising his productivity. Read how he's no longer sitting down on the job with the Walktop Treadmill desk by Fitneff.
The students at Westmount Charter School in Calgary are movers and shakers. Literally. The school is the very picture of a progressive learning environment from its shared educational spaces to its classrooms.
So, when Fitneff approached the school about trialling Stand2Learn desks designed for students in the classroom, Jr. High humanities teacher and two-time Olympian, Mark Knoll, jumped at the opportunity to get his students moving and learning at the same time.
As January draws to a close, it’s time to take stock on how the New Year is shaping up and whether your corporate resolutions are still standing.
A few weeks ago we issued a call to action for businesses to take a vested interest in the health and wellbeing of their employees; we asked them to—literally—step up their efforts to engage employees and get them moving throughout the workday.
So, 3 weeks in, how are you doing?