Active Goods Blog - How to Hack Popular New Year Resolutions

How to Hack Popular New Year Resolutions

Ah new year, new decade, same ol’ you with new ambitions. As quick as we are making these resolutions, nearly half of us break them by February and only a slim 8% commit to their resolutions fully. We are running down the list of top 4 popular new year resolutions, why they are so easy to break and what we can do to stick to them!
January 17, 2023 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - These 5 Low-Cost Activities Will Get You Moving this Festive Season

These 5 Low-Cost Activities Will Get You Moving this Festive Season

Don’t let winter be synonymous with hibernating and being cooped up indoors. There are many cheap and cheerful ways to embrace the cooler temperatures outdoors without spending a lot of money. Just layer and bundle up for the elements, once you start moving, you’ll even want to take off layers.
December 20, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - Staying Healthy this Holiday Season

Staying Healthy this Holiday Season

This is a difficult time of year for our physical and mental health, not to mention the waistline. Family dinners, holiday parties and open houses characterize the diet-busting month between November 25 and December 25. To make matters worse, for most of us, the time in between eating and drinking events is usually spent at our desks working, or behind a computer screen helping Santa out with a little online shopping. So, how do we combat the assault on our well-being over the holiday season
December 06, 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