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Innovative New Program Gets Kids Moving at School

Innovative New Program Gets Kids Moving at School

by Heather Lielmanis 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

by Heather Lielmanis 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

by Heather Lielmanis 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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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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