5 Ways to Increase your Daily Step Count

5 Ways to Increase your Daily Step Count

We are already halfway through our 2019 step challenge. For the month of June our team is competing against each other to see who can get the most steps in one month. If you missed our first blog post about our step challenge, no worries! You can click here to read it; it explains how the challenge works and why we are doing it!
June 20, 2019 — Kate Spenst
5 Reasons to Love your Varier

5 Reasons to Love your Varier

How many of you are sitting in a traditional office chair as you read this? Probably most of you!

While the regular office chair is the most common seating choice for professionals, there are so many other active seating solutions that are better for your health and your back in the long term. One such option is the line from Varier that we offer on our site. These uniquely designed stools and kneeling chairs are suitable for any environment and are sure to help you stay more active throughout your working day.

June 13, 2019 — Rachel Piers
Fitneff's 2019 Annual Step Challenge!

Fitneff's 2019 Annual Step Challenge!

The start of June may feel like the beginning of summer for most, but for the team at Fitneff, it’s the start of our yearly step challenge! This year is our second annual step challenge within the company, it’s a great way to kick off the warmer weather by trying to integrate more movement. Last year we found the step challenge was a big motivator for us to find creative ways to get more steps and activities into our life. It’s also a fun team building activity! Here are the details of our challenge so that you can create your own within your company or group of friends!

June 06, 2019 — Kate Spenst
Raise the Bar with these 10 Desk Products

Raise the Bar with these 10 Desk Products

If you’re anything like me your office desk is your home base while at work. It’s the first place you go to after grabbing your morning cup of coffee and the last place you leave on late nights. Whether your answering important emails or having an afternoon laugh with coworkers, your office desk is an essential part of daily work life and where you often find yourself glued to for most of the day. 

Spending so much time at our desks often leaves us physically inactive for long periods of time, which in turn impacts our productivity. The typical office desk isn’t designed for integrating movement and can leave us working in uncomfortable positions. Not to worry, these 10 desk products will surely keep you comfortable and active throughout the day!

May 30, 2019 — Kate Spenst
15 Benefits of Biking to Work

15 Benefits of Biking to Work

National Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 17th this year. If you follow us on social media (which you totally should!) we have been celebrating Biking to Work all week long by encouraging people to get out and start pedaling. Here at Fitneff, we are big fans of biking to work, we try our best to bike for most of the year – although living in Calgary there are days that the weather gets the best of us.

I have been a dedicated biker since starting with Fitneff three years ago. When I started biking, I didn’t realize all the benefits that came with cycling my way to the office. Since then I have discovered benefits ranging from mental health, physical health, financial, environmental and community-based benefits. Listed below are some of the top benefits I have personally discovered since starting my biking journey.

May 16, 2019 — Kate Spenst
How Integrating Movement Helps Manage Diabetes

How Integrating Movement Helps Manage Diabetes

I was diagnosed ten years ago with Type 1 Diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease where your body attacks all the insulin producing cells in your body. Throughout the last ten years I how discovered how integrating movement into my daily work life has affected my diabetes management. Here are some specific items that I personally utilize to help keep my sugars in check.
May 09, 2019 — Greg Axani
What is a Ball Chair and Why Should You Care?

What is a Ball Chair and Why Should You Care?

All chairs certainly were not created equal. Some chairs are aesthetically pleasing but provide little to no health benefits, while others are designed to keep you active from the comforts of your desk.

Ball Chairs have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional office chairs due to their claim of keeping individuals active while in the office. But what exactly are Ball Chairs and are they all ergonomically sound?

May 02, 2019 — Alisha Bettin
10 Healthy Snacks for the Office Fitneff Canada

10 Healthy Snacks for the Office

Eating healthy at the office isn’t always easy. The breakroom vending machine is just down the hall, and your favourite fast food restaurant is a quick five-minute walk away, so there really isn’t anything stopping you from indulging in some unhealthy treats on a weekly basis.

That said, committing to a healthy diet is such an important part of overall health and wellness, and sometimes all it takes to get down the right diet path is a little bit of preparation. With that in mind, here’s a list of 10 healthy office snacks that don’t require a ton of work, but with a little bit of planning can pack a big healthy punch.

April 25, 2019 — Rachel Piers
6 Tips to Create a Culture of Wellness at Work Fitneff Canada

6 Tips to Create a Culture of Wellness at Work

It is widely known that incorporating wellness practices into your workplace can not only lead to happier and healthier employees, but also more productive employees. This is because when people are healthier, they need fewer sick days and are better able to focus on work while they’re in the office, rather than feeling ill or having chronic aches and pains. All in all, employees feel better and the company saves money. Makes sense, right?

Okay, this information is all well and good (pun intended), but how does a company actually create a culture of wellness at work? What are some practical tips that an organization can implement in order to make wellness a clear priority? To help you get started down the right path, we’ve put together six tips to help you integrate wellness into the workplace today.

April 18, 2019 — Rachel Piers
5 Leisure Activities that You Can Make More Active Fitneff Canada

5 Leisure Activities that You Can Make More Active

What are some of the things that you do to unwind at the end of the day? For many of us, leisure activities like reading or watching a favourite Netflix show spring to mind. You’ve been at the office all day, your brain is feeling tired and you just want to do something relatively mindless to relax. We get it!

The problem here is not with the activities themselves, but there is a problem with the sedentary behaviour that they promote. If you’ve been sitting all day at your desk at work only to come home and sit some more in the evening, those sedentary hours can add up quickly and make a big difference in your overall health.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks on how to make some of these leisure activities more movement-friendly. This way, when you’re feeling like you need some downtime with one of these pastimes, you can do so guilt-free.

April 11, 2019 — Rachel Piers