Research shows that humans currently spend 21 hours per day in sedentary activities such as sitting and sleeping. Our bodies are not meant for this level of inactivity. This inactive lifestyle, which is facilitated by most workplaces, comes with risks that include heart disease, obesity, diabetes and depression. Even regular exercise cannot offset the risks associated with long periods of sitting.
For employers, prolonged periods of physical inactivity that come with sitting at a desk for 8-10 hours per day can result in absenteeism, lost productivity, turnover and a high cost of benefits.
The solution starts here:
At FitneffTM our mission is to make it easy to incorporate regular movement into the workplace. We allow companies to enable employees to maintain productivity while standing or walking. By creating a healthier workplace, your company will realize greater overall benefits:
FitneffTM offers a suite of products that can be easily incorporated into the workplace and are designed to allow regular low-impact movement to break the cycle of sitting. Some examples include:
WalktopTM Treadmill Desk
Active Sitting Accessories
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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.
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.