No longer sitting down on the job: one executive's Walktop experience

No longer sitting down on the job: one executive's Walktop experience

by Janine Dilger February 23, 2017

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. 

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CEO Recommends Prioritizing Health to Succeed in your Career

CEO Recommends Prioritizing Health to Succeed in your Career

by Heather Lielmanis February 15, 2017

Debby Carreau, the Founder and CEO of Inspired HR, is a leader, an entrepreneur and an author who provides Human Resources solutions to companies across North America. Debby also uses a WalkTop Treadmill Desk, that she has incorporated it into her weekly routine. I spoke with Debby to learn more about how she manages her work, family and personal life so effectively, and what role the WalkTop plays in allowing her to achieve her goals.  

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This Valentine's Day: Get moving to spice up your sex life

This Valentine's Day: Get moving to spice up your sex life

by Janine Dilger February 13, 2017

There are many good reasons to start moving toward a healthier life; but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, isn’t the thought of putting a little spark back into your sex life a great place to start?

 

If you knew that the benefits of regular exercise spilled over into the bedroom, would that finally be enough to get you moving? 

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Standing desks in the classroom: a perfect fit for learning on the move

Standing desks in the classroom: a perfect fit for learning on the move

by Janine Dilger February 09, 2017

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. Read more here.

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Fitneff helps to combat sitting disease, according to CityLine Health Expert

Fitneff helps to combat sitting disease, according to CityLine Health Expert

by Heather Lielmanis February 02, 2017

Dr. Stacy Irvine, Chiropractor and Owner of Totum Life Science, appeared on CityLine—a popular daily Canadian Home and Lifestyle show—Wednesday, February 1, to provide advice on how to combat sitting disease.

In the segment, Dr. Irvine highlighted a number of Fitneff products, making it easier to add daily activity into your busy schedule and combatting sitting disease, one desk at a time.

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January Health Check: How healthy is your company?

January Health Check: How healthy is your company?

by Janine Dilger January 26, 2017

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? 

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Standing Desks in the Classroom

Standing Desks in the Classroom

by Heather Lielmanis January 16, 2017

Melissa Gage is a 6th grade teacher in Etobicoke, Ontario. Melissa has been teaching for 15 years, so she knows a thing or two about children, and what they need in the classroom.  When Melissa first heard about standing desks designed for students, she was keen to look into it. Fitneff provided Melissa with two Student Standing Desks for her classroom, and then we asked for her feedback.

Here is what Melissa and her 6th grade class had to say. 

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10 Ways to Integrate Movement into Your Work Life

10 Ways to Integrate Movement into Your Work Life

by Heather Lielmanis January 13, 2017

At the beginning of each year, many of us set new goals for ourselves in hopes of making the year ahead the best year yet. We often think first of our wellness, and resolve to live a more active, healthy lifestyle. But, how do we do this, exactly?  

In order to stick to our resolutions, we need to make a few changes to our daily lives. Here is a list of 10 simple things that you can do to easily integrate movement into your workday.  

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2017: It's time for businesses to "Step it Up"

2017: It's time for businesses to "Step it Up"

by Janine Dilger January 06, 2017

It’s the New Year and people across the country are a week into their resolutions for 2017. A lot of us make personal resolutions to lose weight and get fit; wouldn’t it be great if companies and corporations across the country did the same? 2017 is the year for business and community leaders to work together towards a healthier, happier workforce. It's time to "Step it Up." Janine Dilger tells us why now is the perfect time to get walking and how your company can get started. Read more...

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Moving into the New Year

Moving into the New Year

by Janine Dilger December 29, 2016

As many of us contemplate the coming year, it’s easy to think about all the ways we’re going to change our lives for the better with the turn of the calendar’s page. But New Year's resolutions don't always stick. Here's our take on why and what you can do to make effective change in 2017. To make the most of your New Year's resolutions, read more...

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A Holiday Thank You

A Holiday Thank You

by Heather Lielmanis December 22, 2016

At Fitneff, we have taken some time to consider the holidays and what they mean to us. Unanimously, we agree that giving is important, but this year, we are also extremely moved by a feeling of gratitude. Learn more.

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3 Amazing Ways to Give the Gift of Movement

3 Amazing Ways to Give the Gift of Movement

by Heather Lielmanis December 15, 2016

Year after year, it can be difficult to be creative with gift giving ideas, especially when you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is particularly difficult to buy for. At Fitneff, we suggest giving the gift of movement this year. Consider gifts that will make it easy for those you love to incorporate more activity into their daily lives. Here are some amazing ideas, no matter who you're shopping for.

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