Friday Fit Tips & Fitterisms

Friday Fit Tips & Fitterisms

There are a lot of “fit tips”, sayings and fitterisms floating around our office. They typically are in the realm of self care and staying healthy. At Fitterfirst we are all on a constant quest for better health, and continual fresh reminders help us keep sight of what is important. We thought it would be ...

Magic Underwear – The Study of Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenisis

Magic Underwear – The Study of Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenisis

Magic Underwear equipped with accelerometers were used in a Mayo Clinic study to demonstrate how lots of little movements throughout the day can battle obesity. The Video: Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic presents the study of Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenisis (NEAT) and discusses some of the solutions explored to increase mobility in every day ...

4 Quick Moves to Strengthen Your Knees

4 Quick Moves to Strengthen Your Knees

I found this article in our Fittfirst knowledge database. As it warms up outside and we increase our outdoor activity, it’s a good thing to remember to take care of our knees (which may still be in winter mode)

7 Steps to Activate your Office

7 Steps to Activate your Office

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in ACTIVE OFFICE, Featured, INJURY & PREVENTION | No Comments

Stay active while you work with these 7 simple steps. Long gone are the days of stale workplaces that don’t support human life…or so we would hope. At Fitterfirst we strive to create an ergonomically sensible office – The Active Office approach and encourage all workplaces to follow suit. We understand for most people, the reality ...

“Proprioception” What does it mean?

“Proprioception” What does it mean?

Proprioception: From brushing your teeth to driving, the body relies on proprioception to effectively complete a range of motor tasks with minimal focus.     Here is the definition from Merriam-Webster: Perception of stimuli relating to position, posture, equilibrium, or internal condition. Receptors (nerve endings) in skeletal muscles and on tendons provide constant information on ...

5 Frugal Fitness Finds

5 Frugal Fitness Finds

5 Fitness Tools that will save you time, money, space and help you avoid injury.

When to Replace your Foam Roller

When to Replace your Foam Roller

Does your foam roller look like this? If so, ‘Dump the chump”! From top NCAA programs to the weekend warrior, many people do not recognize the signs to end a relationship with their foam roller. Fitterfirst believes you need to ‘Dump the chump’ and get rid of foam rollers that are past their lifespan. Foam ...

Complete Home Gym Under $150

Complete Home Gym Under $150

Our Home Gym Philosophy: Make exercise a part of your everyday lifestyle. Keep it Simple: A home gym doesn’t need to look like a gym. It can easily consist of a just a few pieces. Less pieces of equipment means getting to know the possibilities of each product inside and out. Sometimes having only a ...

What do Flossing and Posture have in Common?

What do Flossing and Posture have in Common?

It’s not the nagging mother of yesteryear bemoaning good posture – it’s us – Fitterfirst. This time it’s not about preventing you from looking like a schlubb, it’s about protecting your spine. We believe proactive health changes are much better than reactive ones, and we like to use the analogy of flossing to describe it.  ...

My Olympic Experience- Anastasia Bucsis Speedskater and guest Blogger

The Olympics were the time of my life. Truly, it was a magical experience in which was completely different from what I was expecting. It was amazing seeing all of the world’s best athletes and simply eating with them in the Dining Centre. The feeling of world-wide unity that was produced from the Games was humbling, inspiring, and truly life-changing.