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Olympe’s Mental Health Conference


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Through the year, employees and managers at Olympe thought a lot about behavior changes in businesses and now we wish to share the information that we gathered with businesses with our new conference on mental health. We take dive into different themes like how to identify stressful elements which deepens the resilience to organizational changes. This conference presents means to address behavioral changes in simple, jargon-free way inspired by theoretical models, management and psychology concepts otherwise difficult to obtain.

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A trainer who lost her will to train – The story of Stephanie


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Stephanie, a kinesiologist for Olympe was a teacher for an average of 15 group classes each week. She moved between locations on her bicycle even during winter. When she got a promotion to coordinator of a physical activity center, she had to let go of most of her group class. At that point she did not realize that it would have a negative impact on her physical condition.

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A trainer who lost his will to train


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Peter took a year off to realize one of his dreams: go through Asia and South America on his bicycle. Even though he was physically fit biking through 60 to 100 kilometers every day, his muscular capacity was deteriorating.

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Obesity in the workplace: how to support your employees


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By Lysandre Le Bel
Kinesiologist

When disease free does not mean healthy

Even if they are not sick, the people with weak physical health, who are overweight, who do not like their bodily image or those who have too much visceral fat are not healthy. Those people have increased chances to develop, sooner or later, important health issues.

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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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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 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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Jacobson’s Relaxation technique


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Progressive relaxation also known as Jacobson’s relaxation technique includes tensing muscle groups followed by relaxation of each group which has various health benefits on the response to stress.

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Perspiration Is Good for Your Health!


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By Mylène Poirier
Olympe Kinesiologist

As your body’s temperature increases, your sweat glands work harder. These produce sweat that evaporates through the surface of your skin to keep your body’s temperature down. To make this process possible, the water molecules in your body need energy, which they draw from your organism, thus reducing your body’s temperature.

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Three Factors Influencing Your Motivation


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By Stéphanie Boivin
Olympe Kinesiologist

Everyone has tried adopting a better lifestyle at least once. Without having to consult an expert, most of us are aware of bad habits that we would benefit from changing. Nonetheless, despite our best intentions and strong social support, not all of us manage to achieve the desired changes. Indeed, there are a plethora of factors that can negatively impact a person’s motivation and make it hard for them to reach their goals. Today, I will present you with three such factors, namely genetics, treatment-induced motivation and deprivation level.

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