Five Fitness Tips to Stay Motivated During the Holidays

The Holidays are fast approaching and you know what that means: parties, family gatherings and a list of delectable treats to over indulge in! Lucky for us at Softchoice, we have the convenience of our corporate gym in Toronto to keep us healthy when we fall victim to the Holiday fare! (Our other employees across North America have access to generous discount offers for local gyms.)

Yet, even with a fitness fanatic CEO who promotes healthy and active living as part of our culture, it still takes a bit of motivation to keep up with regular workouts. So if you’re like me, here are a few tips to keep you alert and well through the Holiday season.

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Burning Calories while Saving Energy

There are several ways to save energy that we can incorporate into many facets of our everyday lives, some of which more obvious than others.  Whether it’s something as simple as turning off a light when it’s not needed, or carpooling to work, the opportunity is always there to make our lives just a little bit greener. 

 Working at the Softchoice Head Office in Toronto, employees have the ability to take advantage of the Softchoice gym, an opportunity that many take advantage of.  Unlimited and free access to an employee gym is a great perk to have.  Not only does it give one the convenience to hit the weights or elliptical whenever you choose, but it also demonstrates that your company is promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.  Health is important…so is the environment. Regular exercise is one of these facets in our everyday lives that we can make just a little bit greener with a few easily-developed habits. 

 One of the easiest changes to make is to simply stop buying packs of bottled water for your workout.  Save your money!  Why create more plastic waste?  Over 60 million plastic water bottles are disposed improperly everyday.  Now, I’m not saying that you should stop drinking water while you exercise, staying hydrated is important.  But next time you go to the gym, bring a re-usable water bottle.  [Read more…]