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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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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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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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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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What is Pilates and what are its benefits?


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By Ava Khaksar
Olympe Kinesiologist

Pilates is a sport based on the knowledge of one’s body through kinesitherapy exercises. Pilates is based on four fundamental principles: breathing, movement control, center of strength and the fluidity and precision of movements. Pilates exercises are often conducted on the ground and require both mental and physical concentration. Pilates fits people of all physical condition and age. Here is a look upon the beneficial effects of this activity praised by the media!

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Physical exercise is the best medicine


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In the era of chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, cancers, asthma, depression, etc.) constantly on the rise, partly linked to a sedentary way of life, a lot of people are looking for THE best medicine that will solve all their health issues.

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Stephanie, kinesiologist at Olympe for 7 years


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What I like about working at Olympe is that I get to help businesses that care about the physical and mental health of their employees. While pleasing the more athletic one, we thrive to make physical activities more enjoyable even for the most sedentary ones. I am proud to help those businesses that choose to give their confined employees the means to stay healthy. After all, it is easy to fall into those easy couch days when you can’t go anywhere, and your gym have been closed for months. 

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