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Physical activity, exercise and training, what are the differences?


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It is common to think that the simple fact that you are pumping weights or that you go out for a run is training. But you need more than a physical activity to consider that what you are doing is training.

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Increase your daily movements quantity


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It is a good idea for people of every age groups to adopt a lifestyle that encourages moving daily and plan periods of time where we step out of our comfort zone with a more intense and supported effort. In this article we will present you with different ways to add some movements to your activities, so your day looks more like Joe’s and less like Ann’s (see image below) and doing so, decrease your sedentary levels to less than ¼ of your day.

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Would my employees benefit from a training program?


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Maybe you are wondering if a service of custom-training program for your teams is pertinent, or if it would benefit them at home or at work. This article should help you to see the different options!

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Health and well-being in remote work: Yes please!


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In the past year, most of businesses saw their employees exiled from the office and started working from home. Slowly, this new routine took the place of the normal office day for better or worse. Less commuting, more hours worked, fewer pauses, more flexibility, fewer movements, more time with the family, less contact with colleagues, more back and forth to the kitchen, etc. Maybe it was easier to create a healthy work environment in the office when the team was reunited, but in any case, employees need more support than ever before to keep the focus on their health and well-being.

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5 body weight exercises to do at home


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We are proposing five exercises to do at home and will work on each muscle group of your body for a complete training and a short amount of time spent. For each of them, try to do 15 repetitions and do the sequence three times.

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3 Truths and myths about nutrition


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There are many saying when it comes to nutrition, but they are not all true. Mostly when we talk about weight loss. Let us separate together the truth from the myths in those three frequent ones.

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5 common sports wardrobe mistakes


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Be it to go for a walk during winter, playing outside with the kids, playing on the living room carpet with the kids or for a serious training, all activities can justify an appropriate attire. Considering the multiple options available and the different qualities let’s review together the five most common mistakes about sports clothing.

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Training in the evening: Why not do it outside?


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Experts constantly say it, moving has great benefits for health. But did you know that doing physical activities outside is even more beneficial? Here are some proofs:

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What to eat before you go on an active nature outing


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More and more people are moving toward outdoors sporting activities, particularly this winter and it is perfect! Be it a cross-country skiing ride, a snowshoe excursion, or a hike, it is important to put the right kind of fuel in your body to maximize your energy output and enjoy your day outside.

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Sebastien, kinesiologist at Olympe since 2006


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I have been part of the Olympe family as a kinesiologist for the better part of the last 14 years. What I like the most about the health and well-being in the workplace is that it is where I can reach a maximum of peoples at the same time.

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