by Georgia Barrington for Participaction.
When we last wrote about the infamous ‘sitting disease‘ we explained how important it is to break up your sedentary time while you’re at work.
But, there’s more to building a healthy workplace than just breaking up your sedentary time. Our “9 Healthy Workplace Commandments” can serve as good rule in helping your workplace make small changes towards a healthier, active life!
It’s all about creating a culture of movement in the every day.
Take a look at our commandments in the infographic below, print it off and share it with your colleagues!
Used with permission from Participaction
by Katherine Janson for Participaction
My brother lived and worked in Switzerland for a decade, and we would often compare notes on what working life was like over there, versus here in Canada. When he told his boss that his sister ate her lunch at her desk every day, she laughed. She thought he was joking! In his office, a coffee break meant leaving the office with colleagues to walk down to the harbour for a quick espresso at a café, and a stroll back. In mine, it meant making sure I could knock back my morning coffee without knocking it over into my keyboard. Read more
Here’s how to make it active!
Camping is a great way to take a break from the stresses of modern day life – work pressure, deadlines, the Internet, social media, traffic, cell phones – because it allows us to be outside in nature and provides time and opportunities to be active. All that fresh air and vitamin D is bound to relax us and improve our moods. In fact, studies show that spending time in nature can provide health benefits like reduced blood pressure and stress.[i] Read more
By Anna Sharratt, BrighterLife.ca
David Banerjee got a big lesson in water safety when he was seven. On his first canoe trip with his father in Muskoka, ON, the canoe capsized, tossing both of them into deep water.
“I dog-paddled towards shore, and I assumed that my father knew how to swim because he was, after all, my father, and capable of anything,” says Banerjee, a Toronto teacher. “But my father had never had the opportunity to learn to swim properly.” Read more