It’s January (albeit the end of January!) and a time when many people are committed to making a few changes in their lives and take the leap to a healthy lifestyle.
Though we are active on the farm and we eat healthy, there’s always room for improvement. Since my work involves me working from my home office for a good part of the day, driving to meetings and sitting in meetings, I’ve started doing my workouts in the morning before everyone wakes up and setting my alarm on the hour when I am working from home to remind me to get up and walk around, take the dogs for a quick walk, or just do something that requires a few extra steps and activity.
I don’t usually talk about weight loss or what I’m doing because a) I don’t want to make a big deal out of it, and b) I am worried I may sabotage what I’m doing if I publicly announce it. Perhaps those worries are silly, but it is what it is. I guess I should be happy that I lost 7 lbs in the past month and a bit. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but it’s a start. With my newly diagnosed medical condition, I seemed to have reached a plateau a while ago. I’m actually not as concerned about the pounds, but more of the “feel”. I feel more energetic. I had been feeling really exhausted a few weeks ago. Ever since I started workouts in the wee hours of the morning (along with my daily 1 hour walks) and incorporated the hourly alarm to remind me to get up and away from my work desk for a few minutes, I’ve noticed a difference in energy.
Take the leap to a healthy lifestyle
Last year, Ben decided it was time to make a change and focus on his health. With the help of technology and his own two feet, he took the leap and his efforts paid off – he walked more than 5,800 kilometres, lost a whopping 100 pounds and gave out 1,000 sandwiches along the way while gaining a healthier life!
In 2011, TELUS became the premier founding partner of the 60 Minute Kids’ Club, an in-school, community-supported physical activity program. Through TELUS’ support, the free program provides children in kindergarten to grade eight with concrete tools, support and accountability to be physically active for 60 minutes every day, for life. Participants learn about nutrition, hydration and other healthy lifestyle choices, while tracking their progress online
For every share of Ben’s video on Facebook, TELUS will donate $5 to 60 Minute Kids’ Club, a free in-school program providing children in kindergarten through grade 8 with concrete tools to be physically active for 60 minutes every day, for life.
About Health and Fitness at TELUS
At TELUS, they care about the health of Canadians and believe in the power of technology to help them take the leap and become healthier and happier.
Fitness gear and wearables have the ability to motivate Canadians and help them stay on track with their health goals:
Fifty-two per cent of wearable owners primarily use their devices to stay motivated to exercise and stay healthy ()
At a time when most of us are thinking about fresh starts, healthier living and general self-improvement, TELUS has your back. Not only does TELUS offer one of the most comprehensive selections of fitness and health-oriented gear, they also have trained experts to help you understand how to get the most out of your fitness and health trackers.
TELUS offers some of the most sought-after fitness and health gear on the market and has an entire team dedicated to keeping a pulse on the latest and greatest wearable accessories out there.
Whether you’re looking for a simple all-in-one solution for tracking daily activity like the , trying to get a better sleep with a product like the , or looking to pump up your workout with the right music with the TELUS has curated the most sought-after accessories to suit your needs.
How TELUS helps me take the leap to a healthier life
I was using my Fitbit Charge HR and absolutely loved it. I liked that my Fitbit tracked all my steps, calories burned, floors climbed, kilometers walked, active minutes, etc.
I’m sad to say that Little One
lost misplaced my Fitbit and I haven’t been able to use it in the past few months. She wanted to wear it to see how many steps she made a day and forgot where she put it. Now if we don’t find it, I’m going to just have to buy another one.
I have to say that my Fitbit has been instrumental in keeping me on track and motivated. I loved checking out how many steps I did a day and made it a point to try to get in at least 10,000 a day.
Other tech I am using to help with health is the Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale. The Aria tracks not only weight, but body fat percentage, BMI and when uploaded to smartphone, the info paints a picture of long-term progress.
How can TELUS help you take the leap?
Resolutions can be hard to stick to. According to the , nly 64 per cent of people continue their New Year’s workouts into February. This year, TELUS wants to help Canadians “take the leap” to a happy and healthier version of themselves – and help them stay motivated all year long.
are trained to set customers up with the right fitness tech gear so that it’s easy to get started on their health goals for the year. They can help set up your new device, show you how it works, how to make use of the data they collect and how to get the most out of your investment.
Did you know?
As a leader in healthcare technology, TELUS goes beyond consumer wearable technology and is empowering Canadians to better manage their health by providing them with one of the most important pieces of the healthcare puzzle: access to their health information. Visit
At TELUS, they practice what they preach and promote health from within with employee initiatives including team discounts on Fitbits and smartwatches, employee fitness challenges, and online personal training, fitness and yoga classes. How awesome is that? Yet another reason to love TELUS.
Oh, okay! I have one more reason to love TELUS. TELUS wants me to help Life on Manitoulin readers also take the leap to a healthy life and #MoveToHealthy! Know how? By giving one lucky Life on Manitoulin reader a Fitbit Charge HR of their own!
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Disclosure – I am a #TeamTELUS Advocate. Though I am affiliated with TELUS, all thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.