Active Goods Blog - Blog posts 30 Reasons to be Thankful this Thanksgiving

Blog posts 30 Reasons to be Thankful

This year seems to be flying by! Life moves so fast, sometimes we forget to slow down and enjoy what we have. It's the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for and count our blessings.

November 22, 2022 — Active Goods
How to Stay Active as the Temperature Starts Dropping

How to Stay Active as the Temperature Starts Dropping

With a little education and inspiration – it’s completely possible to commit to being active and protect your health and well-being this winter. Just remember that ANY movement makes a difference. If your heart rate is elevated and your breathing increased – you’re exercising. Go, you!

October 25, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - 8 Ways to Encourage Movement this Fall

8 Ways to Encourage Movement this Fall

Summer is on its way out, and the delightfully chilly fall season is already stepping through the door. With the drop in temperature and the changing colour of the trees, it’s incredibly tempting to stay indoors where it’s warm and smells like apple cider, pumpkin pie and ginger spice.

But this beautiful and bountiful season has so much to offer in terms of keeping active! Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and keep active this fall season with one of the eight suggestions here.

October 11, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - Movement (or Lack Thereof) in Education

Movement (or Lack Thereof) in Education

In our current model of education, incorporating movement may have strong positive effects on the improvement of our children’s overall health and their ability to succeed in their academic experience.  Like anything else, there is no one answer that works for every individual, but by utilizing multiple seating options for students and encouraging movement at key times throughout a student’s instruction, we can improve each child’s optimal level of success in the classroom.
September 27, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - 10 Healthy Snacks for the Office

10 Healthy Snacks for the Office

Eating healthy at the office isn’t always easy. The breakroom vending machine is just down the hall, and your favourite fast food restaurant is a quick five-minute walk away, so there really isn’t anything stopping you from indulging in some unhealthy treats on a weekly basis.

That said, committing to a healthy diet is such an important part of overall health and wellness, and sometimes all it takes to get down the right diet path is a little bit of preparation. With that in mind, here’s a list of 10 healthy office snacks that don’t require a ton of work, but with a little bit of planning can pack a big healthy punch.

September 13, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog -Teaching Children the Importance of an Active Commute

Teaching Children the Importance of an Active Commute

We have been so used to the sedentary luxury of driving everywhere that children miss out on walking and being active during the school commute. We encourage parents to consider a more active school commute as it helps to promote healthy and active habits that will follow children into adulthood.
August 30, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - Five Ways to Get Kids Moving in the Classroom

Five Ways to Get Kids Moving in the Classroom

September is just a couple short weeks away, and that means it’s time to return to the classroom! Even though school frequently comes with long hours of sitting in class, it’s important to find ways to keep active and keep healthy lifestyle habits. There are tons of strategies to incorporate more movement in class, thus improving the learning environment and keeping health a priority for the younger generations. Check some of them out here!
August 16, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - What is a Kneeling Chair and Why Should You Have One?

What is a Kneeling Chair and Why Should You Have One?

A newer type on the market of chair that you may or may not be familiar with: the Varier kneeling chairs. The great thing about kneeling chairs is that they’re actually suitable for the office, home, classroom and more. Wherever you’re looking to integrate a bit more movement into your day, this chair is an ideal solution.
August 02, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - Office Walking Group

Office Walking Group – Every journey starts with one step

An Office Walking Group is easy to form, takes very little organization or planning, and costs nothing. Yet, the benefits are great! Not only will you get some exercise and break the cycle of sitting during your work day, you will be better equipped to tackle your work when you return to your desk. Most importantly, you will get to know your colleagues and build lasting relationships that are based on the pursuit of health and wellness.
July 19, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - Guest Post: Being Grateful and Finding Happiness While Walking The Camino

Guest Post: Being Grateful and Finding Happiness While Walking The Camino

We are a mother-daughter team on a 500 mile walking quest to learn more about ourselves and others through gratefulness. This past summer, we headed to Spain to walk the El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage with a plan to interview someone each day to find out what they were grateful for and to practice daily gratitude ourselves. The El Camino pilgrimage is traditionally a religious pilgrimage with pilgrims walking from all across Europe to visit the sacred burial site of St. James. 
July 05, 2022 — Active Goods