Earth Day in Canada

Earth Day in Canada

Canada has a vast array of beautiful wilderness, and we figured with Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, why not celebrate it? The great outdoors has so much to offer, not to mention endless potential to integrate more movement into your day.
April 19, 2018 — Rachel Piers
The Ideal Step Count and How to Increase Yours

The Ideal Step Count and How to Increase Yours

Yesterday was National Walking Day! We love this holiday for its encouragement to get people up and walking around. In honour of the day, we decided to discuss the idea of getting enough steps and how you can improve your step count throughout the day.
April 05, 2018 — Kate Spenst
Movement in the Middle East

Movement in the Middle East

Movement in the Middle East with a Wheelchair, Oxygen and a One-Legged Man 

How many people’s packing list for travel includes a wheelchair, oxygen generator and a spare leg?   

Our company, Fitneff, advocates integrating movement into everyday life, so I am always encouraging people to break away from the status quo and embrace movement.  For three weeks last fall I had a chance to be inspired by two amazing seniors who have shown me that integrating movement can be accomplished anywhere, by anyone, at any age! 

January 25, 2018 — Ron Bettin
8 Ways to Re-Energize After a Long Weekend

8 Ways to Re-Energize After a Long Weekend

Long weekends are something that many people look forward to throughout the year. It’s the gift of an extra day to do with as you please: celebrate the holiday with your family and friends, get out of town, stay up late and sleep in, or binge-watch your favourite show. And most likely indulge a little (or a lot).

But when the weekend is over and it’s back to reality,

October 10, 2017 — Kate Spenst
The Hidden Benefits of Being Active in Spring

The Hidden Benefits of Being Active in Spring

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. 

April 25, 2017 — Heather Lielmanis
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No longer sitting down on the job: one executive's Walktop experience

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. 

February 23, 2017 — Janine Dilger
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Standing desks in the classroom: a perfect fit for learning on the move

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.

February 09, 2017 — Angelique McKenzie
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January Health Check: How healthy is your company?

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? 

January 26, 2017 — Janine Dilger
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2017: It's time for businesses to "Step it Up"

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...
January 06, 2017 — Janine Dilger
Moving into the New Year

Moving into the New Year

As many of us contemplate the coming year, it’s easy to think about all the ways we’re going to change our lives for the better with the turn of the calendar’s page. But New Year's resolutions don't always stick. Here's our take on why and what you can do to make effective change in 2017. To make the most of your New Year's resolutions, read more...
December 29, 2016 — Angelique McKenzie