Activity & Exercise
This is one of Reframe’s favourite topics. There are tons of sites out there which tell you how/where/when you should exercise. Reality is there is no perfect, one-size-fits-all activity plan out there.
We hope the resources in this section at least get you thinking about why moving more could improve your health and help you feel better overall. At best, we hope to motivate you to make your day harder.
|23 and 1/2 Hours
||There are many things that you can do that are incredibly important for your health but I wanted to know, what comes first? In this visua I answer the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way.|
|A Call to Action: Make Your Day Harder
||A review of some of the science around how our typical days have shifted with technology and culture and the impact on our health. It is also a call to action about how to “Tweak your Week” and make small changes to improve your health.|
|Diagnosing and Treating Sitting Disease
||Whether you are a Mo-Bro or a Mo-Sistah, we hope this Movember whiteboard will help Mo-tivate you to get Mo-ving.|
|Doctor and summer Olympian Jane Thornton reflects on health and activity
||Dr. Jane Thornton shares some of the lessons she has learned as an elite athlete, a physician and why getting more active doesn't need to be an Olympic sized effort.|
|Make Your Day Harder: The Website
||Maybe easier isn't really better? Our website has tips to help you tweak your week and add more of the single best thing for your health - physical activity!|
|Talk Medicine: 23.5 Hours to Switch Behaviour
||In this British Medical Journal (BMJ) podcast Doc Mike joins a panel discussion about why changing your behaviour is so hard and what you can do to make healthier choices easier.|
The Best of the Rest
|Don't Just Sit There!
||This infographic from the Washington Post depicts the many, many problems that can be caused by sitting too much.
||A wordy infographic but we like that they do a thorough job of explaining what's actually going on in your body, from head to toe, when you sit for hours on end. Also, the expert recommendations on how to fight sitting disease are simple and you don't need any special skills or equipment.|
|Public Health Canada: Physical Activity
||Our national centre for public health. Lots of good info here on the benefits of exercise and also guidelines for how to be a healthy, active person in Canada. Don't worry, lots of great ideas other than just hockey and curling.
||Not the most glamorous site but solid, Canada-specific info which covers all the basics and has a link to a good educational tool-kit.|
|This Is Your Brain On Exercise
||This infographic from Fix.com explains how regular exercise can improve the health and functions of your brain.
||Great topic, lots of colourful pictures, and interesting facts with the sources cited at the bottom. |
|Workouts to Do at Work
||Walking meetings, desk push-ups, and for the really motivated, how about a desk-lift? Just because you have a desk-job doesn't mean you have to have a sedentary life style.
||Dr. James Hamblin is like a real version of Doogie Howser. His videos are funny AND you learn something too. Curious how co-workers would react to his desk-lift suggestion in this one?|