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Akinox, One of the Awarded Companies of the 10th Edition of the Défi Entreprises

Québec City, July 23 2021 – For the first time, Akinox participated in the Défi Entreprises, a health and participatory program over a period of 3 months that aims to promote the implementation of healthy lifestyles in the workplace, a concept at the heart of Akinox’s philosophy. For its participation, Akinox received a distinction for being one of the companies (10 to 99 employees) with the highest percentage of participation.

Working Together for Business Wellness

The Défi Entreprises allows organizations to showcase physical activity inside the company. As it is offered virtually across Canada, the Défi Entreprises is a great opportunity to bring Akinox employees together around a unifying goal: to encourage physical health in the company. Through training programs, videos and expert advice, participants train for 12 weeks to tackle one or more challenges. Whether it’s walking or running, bodybuilding, Zumba or Yoga, there is something for everyone and every level. Ideal also to promote physical health within the family: at Akinox many challenges are done as a couple, with children and even pets.

The importance of physical activity for physical and mental health

Akinox encourages its experts to increase the amount of daily physical activity. Sport is a great way to manage stress in the workplace and its benefits are felt quickly. Not only does physical activity reduce stress and its physical response and limit its effects on the body, but also studies suggest that the practice of sports has a positive influence on psychological health: by releasing endorphins, it improves mood, reduces anxiety symptoms and improves the quality of sleep.

“For a company like Akinox for whom the health, active life and well-being of its employees is high-priority, participating in the Défi Entreprises is a great way to motivate our experts to exercise more and unite teams around a common activity that is easy to organize even remotely.”
Claude Chagnon – Akinox’s Director of Culture and Wellness

Akinox’s first participation in the Défi Entreprises was a great success and Akinox will be present next year for the 11th edition.

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