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
Active Goods Blog - Five Cool Ways to Incorporate Movement this Summer

Five Cool Ways to Incorporate Movement this Summer

It’s finally starting to get hot outside! Many of us have been craving the warm sunshine air for months now, and with July right on our doorstep, it appears that our wish is coming true. Now that being outside is tolerable once again, we’ve got some fun ideas for you to incorporate more activity into your days this summer. Read our five cool ways to integrate movement!
June 21, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - Test Your Shoulder Health – Two easy steps to improved posture

Test Your Shoulder Health – Two easy steps to improved posture

Internal rotation of the shoulders (scapulae) is a common muscular inefficiency that deteriorates the nine to five desk worker. This is a simple way to test your shoulders’ health and two movements you can do at work to prevent and reverse the damage being done.
June 07, 2022 — Active Goods
Active Goods Blog - Mobility Training at Work

Mobility Training at Work

Working at a desk eight hours a day can have a detrimental effect on your body. It is one of the surest ways to develop upper and/or lower cross syndrome. These two syndromes, which can occur independently or simultaneously, can be combated through regular trigger point release and stretching interspersed throughout the day.
May 24, 2022 — Active Goods