December 15, 2016
It can be tough to be creative with gift giving ideas year after year, especially when you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is particularly difficult to buy for. We suggest giving the gift of movement this year. Consider gifts that will make it easy for those you love to incorporate more activity into their daily lives. Here are some gift ideas, no matter who you may be shopping for:
The Couch Potato
Let’s face it, at the end of a long day, it feels great to flop onto the sofa with a book or a movie and just relax. The problem is that sometimes, hours can pass before we get up again. And, if we’ve been sitting a lot throughout the day, on the commute to and from work, as well as at the office, hours of sitting in the evening is not always what we need. The WalkTop Treadmill Desk is the perfect gift for the Couch Potato in your life as it allows you to catch up on Netflix, or watch the news, all while walking at a slow pace. It is an easy way to counteract the negative effects of sitting, without interrupting the activities you'd like to be doing in the evening. So let the Couch Potato in your life chill in front of the TV, and get a bit of exercise while he's at it.
We all know someone who works around the clock. This person may be great at getting things done, and may not seem to mind the long hours, but she may not realize is that all that time, seated at her computer, is actually very bad for her health. If you can’t convince her to take a break every once in a while, at least make it easy for her to try walking while she works with a WalkTop Treadmill Desk. The WalkTop allows the Work-a-holic to easily convert her treadmill into a desk, allowing her to get a low-impact workout without interrupting her work.
The Busy Bee
The Busy Bee is always on the go. He fits in a regular work out, walks when he can and makes sure to always skip the escalator in favour of the stairs. This kind of person is in charge of his health and always looking for ways to incorporate more into his daily life. Enter The Beam. The Beam is an excellent gift for the Busy Bee as it allows him to maintain back alignment using simple stretching activities anywhere throughout the day. The Beam can be used on the floor, a chair, a bed or against a wall, at home or at work.
Not only is the gift of movement an entirely practical idea - something new that you haven’t likely given in past years, it also demonstrates your care for their health and well-being of those you love. Couldn’t we all use a little more movement in our lives?
About Heather Lielmanis
Heather Lielmanis is the VP of Business Development at Fitneff Inc. Fitneff is dedicated to providing innovative products and solutions that help busy people make their productive time more active. The WalkTop by Fitneff allows you to incorporate movement into your day at work or at home.
Today, on International Women’s Day, I have chosen to profile Laurel Walzak, the female co-founder of Fitneff Inc. Laurel has been successful in so many areas of her career - first as a trailblazer in the sports business industry, then as an entrepreneur and most recently as an Assistant Professor of Sports Media at Ryerson University.
Laurel also spends a great deal of her time and energy outside the office in efforts to advance the careers of young women who are making their start. I asked Laurel some important questions about the role of women in business, and the role that she plays in advocating for other women in her life.
You could say that Jim Wachtel occupies a front-row seat in the corporate health and wellness industry. And, because of his job as a health care cost-containment strategist, he spends a lot of time in that seat, whether it’s in his office, in his car, or on an airplane travelling for work.
Now, he's literally taking steps toward better health without compromising his productivity. Read how he's no longer sitting down on the job with the Walktop Treadmill desk by Fitneff.