Stuck in the Office this Summer – GET MOVING!

Stuck in the Office this Summer – GET MOVING!

July 19, 2017

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Entire Classroom Benefits from One Standing Desk

Entire Classroom Benefits from One Standing Desk

June 04, 2017

What began as an attempt to meet the needs of a specific student who requires a lot of movement throughout the school day, ended up benefitting an entire class, and its teachers.

 Heather Thompson, a Grade Five Teacher at Calgary Christian School, received a Stand2Learn Standing Desk for use in her classroom in February 2017. And, according to her, it came “at the perfect time.”

 “Initially, our class was selected to use the desk for...

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Sit-stand Desk Provides Health Benefits and Inspiration

Sit-stand Desk Provides Health Benefits and Inspiration

May 25, 2017

Julie Robinson, Program Coordinator for the Writers' Guild of Alberta, recently starting using a DT1 sit-stand desk from Fitneff. 

This desk is specifically designed for laptop users, as the work surface was designed to support a laptop computer (unlike other sit-stand desk options that support various desktop computer configurations, including a choice of one or two large monitors).

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The Hidden Benefits of Being Active in Spring

The Hidden Benefits of Being Active in Spring

April 25, 2017

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. 

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A Centenarian's Advice on Health and Happiness

A Centenarian's Advice on Health and Happiness

April 04, 2017 1 Comment

I had the honour of speaking with Olive Myhre the day after her 105th birthday.  Olive has lived through events that most of us only read about in history books, including two World Wars, the introduction of the automobile, the invention of the computer, and man’s first steps on the moon. I was able to learn about her life and her perspective on health and happiness. Here is our interview. 

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Innovative New Program Gets Kids Moving at School

Innovative New Program Gets Kids Moving at School

March 21, 2017

Free the Numbum is an innovative program designed to get kids moving at school. An Ontario teacher felt that existing recess, phys ed and Daily Physical Activity initiatives didn't quite go far enough to keep kids active, so he created a program of his own. Now it is available to teachers across the country.

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A Woman's Perspective on International Women's Day

A Woman's Perspective on International Women's Day

March 08, 2017

Today, on International Women’s Day, I have chosen to profile Laurel Walzak, the female co-founder of Fitneff Inc. Laurel has been successful in so many areas of her career - first as a trailblazer in the sports business industry, then as an entrepreneur and most recently as an Assistant Professor of Sports Media at Ryerson University. 

Laurel also spends a great deal of her time and energy outside the office in efforts to advance the careers of young women who are making their start. I asked Laurel some important questions about the role of women in business, and the role that she plays in advocating for other women in her life.  

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Stand and Move for a More Productive Day at Work

Stand and Move for a More Productive Day at Work

March 01, 2017

For almost a year now, Tina Kessler Marquis has been working with a DT2 sit-stand desk at work. She knew that she was sitting too much, and that her days at the office felt long and tiresome, but she didn't realize the true culprit until she made the switch. Since switching to a sit-stand desk, she's standing and moving more and more throughout the day. She feels a renewed sense of energy and focus at work, and she's happy to share her story here today!

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