Name: Jeanne Bénard
City: Mont Tremblant, QC
#1 Health Goal: To keep in good shape
Biggest Challenge: To be more active on a day-to-day basis despite having a deskbound job.
Biggest Accomplishment: I work as a translator from home and have had the opportunity to translate several articles from the Live Right Now website. Even though I've had an interest for a long time in healthy eating and I work out on a regular basis, I started to reflect on my own lifestyle while reading these articles and expert advice.
In 2008, I read an article about Dr. James Levine who claimed not to have a chair in his workspace. His work area was actually equipped with a treadmill and stair climbing machine.
Current studies are irrefutable: sedentariness is bad for our health, even for people who are active with a deskbound job. Teaming up with Live Right Now has certainly encouraged me to be more active! I invested in a treadmill and since January 2012 I've been working all while putting one foot in front of the other!
The present set-up is a bit rudimentary but I plan on improving it. I can already see results with a significant increase in my energy level, productivity, and reduction in the amount of pain in my shoulders and back from working in a seated position.
I will continue to Live Right Now by: Maintaining my lifestyle habits when it comes to working out and healthy eating and gradually increasing the amount of time spent on the treadmill.
Personal Tip for Canadians: When we adopt new positive lifestyle changes sometimes our efforts seem to largely outweigh the results. But perseverance is the key! I can assure you that your hard work will pay off sooner than you think. Don't give up!