Mobility Training at Work

Working at a desk eight hours a day can have a detrimental effect on your body. It is one of the surest ways to develop upper and/or lower cross syndrome. These two syndromes, which can occur independently or simultaneously, can be combated through regular trigger point release and stretching interspersed throughout the day.
September 01, 2015 — Laurel Walzak

Fitneff's Q&A with David Sewell - Registered Kinesiologist

Fitneff chats with David Sewell, Registered Kinesiologist and here is what he had to say?  "I get a solid 7 hours a night. I'm pretty good to the point I don't need an alarm clock for the most part anymore, whenever I go to sleep I wake up 7 hours later. Sleep is probably the most overlooked part of training, if you don't fully recover, which sleep is a big part of, you can't train at a high level".
August 21, 2015 — Laurel Walzak
Corporate Workplace Wellness Challenge

Corporate Workplace Wellness Challenge

Five (5) Easy Steps to Corporate Workplace Wellness Challenges for Engagement.

by Laurel Walzak
August 14, 2015

1.  Create a Health & Wellness Committee

2.  Create the Corporate Challenge

    3.  Incent for Participation

    4.  Reward for Effort and Success

    5.  Have FUN and Create Another Challenge

    August 18, 2015 — Laurel Walzak

    WalkTop User Videos - See what the media is saying about us.

    August 13, 2015 — Laurel Walzak

    New Products Coming Fall 2015

     

    August 13, 2015 — Laurel Walzak

    Forget Whistling, Walk While You Work!

    The research is clear and strong; sitting is hazardous to our health. When I tell my students or colleagues this while they are sitting in class or in a meeting, they respond with a defeated look. What can they do? Unfortunately, the environment in which most of us work and learn is not designed to promote an active lifestyle. As adults we are sitting 8 hours more per day than the recommended 2 hours per day. That is a dangerous amount of sitting. We must reduce the amount of time we are spending sitting, and preferably, replace it with physical activity.
    March 04, 2015 — Devon Bolton

    Fitness & Efficiency - What About Fitness Through Inefficiency?

    Walking is one of those near perfect exercises; pretty much anyone can do it, it’s free, you don’t need any specific training or coaching on how to do it, you don’t need any special equipment to do it, you just do it. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends people get 150 minutes of exercise per week. A 10 minute walk after breakfast and dinner will pretty much cover it.

    February 11, 2015 — Devon Bolton

    Physical Activity, Productivity and the Bottom Line

    Productivity is an essential concept to grasp in business. If you can maintain the same quality of your product and keep costs the same, increasing productivity will generate more revenues for your business and ultimately improve your chance of success. In most cases, increasing productivity for a business should not focus solely on investing more into equipment and machinery, but it should rely on getting more out of its people.
    February 03, 2015 — Ron Bettin

    Fitneff Featured in Globe and Mail Article on Sitting Disease

    FROM THE GLOBE AND MAIL - LEAH EICHLER

    Most of my days start with sitting in front of a computer, even before I sit down for breakfast. I may walk to the subway, where I sit on the train, before sitting again in series of meetings. I remember the day, 15 years ago, when I quit smoking and congratulated myself on how the decision would not only improve my health, but my productivity too, since I no longer had a reason to get up from my desk. I feel as though I’ve been sitting ever since.

    February 03, 2015 — Devon Bolton