With 10 provinces, three territories and almost 10 million square kilometres of land, Canada is a pretty cool place. There are so many reasons to love this country, and with Canada Day right around the corner, we think they’re worth celebrating! Fitneff is proud to be a Canadian company from the start, so paying homage to our home nation is the least we can do for this holiday.
Without further ado, here’s our list of the top 10 reasons to be proud to be Canadian:
It’s a pretty well-known fact that Canadians are famous for being polite. If we’re not holding a door open for someone or sharing a friendly smile, we’re probably apologizing several times for something that wasn’t even our fault. But to be known for being overly polite certainly isn’t the worst thing; in fact, we think it should be a point of pride. Better polite than rude, eh?
As we’ve already established, Canada is an expansive piece of land, and it therefore has a wide range of diverse landscapes. The scenery across the country is pretty impressive, and it’s well-known for housing a lot of beauty. From the awe-inspiring majesty of the Rocky Mountains to the wide open skies of the Prairies to the lush greenery of the coast, there’s a lot to love about our country’s terrain.
Canada is home to people from all over the world of different ethnicities and heritages, and that’s something to be proud of! Having an established culture that is a diverse mosaic rather than a singular melting pot is wonderful, and it makes our nation that much more unique!
Canada is also home to a wide variety of interesting animal species, which is yet another reason to be proud of our nation. We have grizzly bears, polar bears, caribou, moose, beavers, wolves, bison, whales and cougars, just to name a few. If you’re an animal lover, this is a good place to be!
The good old hockey game is a large part of Canadian culture, and we take it fairly seriously. Over the course of history, Canada has placed in the Olympics approximately 20 times in the category for ice hockey, and we think that says something! Hockey is a great sport that brings a lot of joy to the nation; there’s nothing quite like cheering on Team Canada in a crowded room of ecstatic fans.
Okay this is a big one, because how could we live without poutine? With the saltiness of the French fries, the ooey-gooey goodness of the cheese curds and the savoury taste of the gravy, poutine truly is a national treasure to be proud of.
Credit: Cuisine Actuelle
Canada is a bilingual country, with English and French both as official languages. French is a beautiful language and having it as an official language adds a lot of culture and diversity to Canada. Nous aimons le Français!
If you’re Canadian and have ever been travelling, this one will resonate with you. In many places around the world, people are excited to hear that you are Canadian when you’re travelling, and consequently treat you quite well. This is because Canada is known for being a polite, kind and peaceful nation, which is pretty great!
Canada is home to some very talented people, the above mentioned being just a few of many (Shawn Mendes, Drake, Celine Dion, Rachel McAdams and Shania Twain being a few more). But let’s be honest: what would the world do without The Notebook or Dumb and Dumber? You’re welcome universe.
Last but certainly not least, you can be proud to be Canadian because we are home to Timmies. There’s nothing quite like a good cup of coffee and a Timbit to get you through the morning, and with a Timmies on almost every corner, you’re always covered.
Credit: Tim Hortons
Happy Canada Day everyone!
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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.
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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.
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