The benefits of physical activity are far reaching and well known. But why aren't Canadians more active? The reality is that many individuals won't achieve increased physical activity or lifestyle changes on their own. That's where workplaces come in!
Considering that most adult Canadians spend a lot of time at work, how can employers help them become more active, and what steps can we take as individuals to get moving?
Join CCOHS for a webinar during Canada's Healthy Workplace Month, with Angela Torry from the Alberta Centre for Active Living and Lindsay Wright from Be Fit For Life. This session will outline steps and activities that workplaces can lead, promote or support to help employees become more physically active during work hours and work breaks. Get ready to think outside the box when it comes to getting your workers moving! You'll come away motivated and armed with fresh ideas to try out at your workplace.
And if you're a worker, you'll take away many practical tips, ideas and demonstrations on how you can get and stay active at work – even if you are sitting at a desk all day.
This webinar was recorded on October 14, 2010.
About the Presenters
BSc HK, MSc, CSEP-CEP
Angela Torry is the Education Coordinator at the Alberta Centre for Active Living, where she supports practitioners in promoting physical activity by providing educational tools, presentations and resources. She is also a CSEP-certified exercise physiologist and works part-time as a fitness professional.
Angela has given numerous talks and presentation on promoting physical activity in the workplace. The Alberta Centre for Active Living has been involved in numerous projects regarding physical activity in the workplace and houses a variety of workplace-related research, resources and tools.
Lindsay Wright is the Edmonton Be Fit For Life Centre Coordinator, where she supports Albertans to become more physically active. Lindsay also coordinates the nine regional Be Fit For Life Centre's across the province.
As the Coordinator, Lindsay provides a variety of services and supports to schools, workplaces, and community groups across the province, including seminar and workshop delivery, resource development, community development consulting, and fitness testing.
Length: 1 hour
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