Promoting Outdoor Activity to Increase Employee Health and Wellness

The Conference Board of Canada, July 29, 2015
Recorded Webinar
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Walking or being active outside is an easy, low-cost way to boost an individual’s fitness level. It also provides numerous other health benefits. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one of the best ways to improve your mental well-being is by spending more time outdoors. Nature walks, for example, have been linked to increases in energy and immunity, weight loss, increases in Vitamin D production, and a decreased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. So how can organizations use this knowledge to encourage physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours in their workplaces?

During this webinar, Albi Sole will discuss the benefits of outdoor activities to an employee’s physical and mental well-being. He will explore why incorporating outdoor activities into an employee health promotion initiative will improve overall results, as well as share strategies that have proven successful.

Maintenance of Certification
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to .5 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

Webinar Highlights

Albi will also answer questions such as:

  • Why outdoor activity can mobilize people where other exercise promotion strategies have failed.
  • How employers can implement an outdoor activity plan to support healthy behaviour change amongst their employees.
  • What types of outdoor activity initiatives can be implemented? Which initiatives have been successful?
  • What types of barriers exist to implementing outdoor activities into a workplace health program and how to create strategies for overcoming them?

About Albi

Photo of Albi SoleAlbi Sole is an internationally certified Mountain Guide, educator, and researcher who has been living and promoting outdoor activity for 40+ years. His achievements include descending some of the world’s deepest caves; establishing new routes on four continents including Mount Everest; and building Canada’s largest pubic avalanche safety program. Today, Albi is the Executive Director of the Outdoor Council of Canada, a non-profit dedicated to making outdoor activity and education accessible to all Canadians.

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