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.
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.
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.
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.
By Mylène Poirier
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.
By Stéphanie Boivin
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.
By Alexandra Fournier-Gonthier
One of the biggest problems from working at home is inactivity. Our main reaction to a busy workload is to sit for as long as possible until the task is done. Before you know it, hours have gone by and you have not moved from your chair.
By Mylène Poirier
Did you know that in Quebec, 40% of sick leaves are linked to mental health problems? And what is most people’s main source of stress? Their workplace.
By Stéphanie Boivin
I was inspired to write this article by a participant in the last Fitness-Ballet class I gave in one of our Olympe centers.
She did not know anybody in the group and had no idea what to expect from a class with a name like Fitness-Ballet. Would she be the only one who had never done ballet? Would she have the physical strength, the flexibility or the coordination needed for such an activity? Would she feel ridiculous?
Many of us know about traditional wellness activities: yoga, relaxation, spa and meditation are usually part of the lot. In the last few years, many variations have been added to the list of activities that all have the same goal: allow us to find and take care of ourselves. Here are 3 trends and ways of thinking that remind us that wellness is a priority.