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About self-care

Did you know that there is an International Day of « self-care » (or day to take care of yourself). Scheduled for July 24 each year, the goal of this day is to promote actions to pamper your physical and mental health. As part of this event, some members of the Go Sport team share their tips for taking care of themselves through physical activity.


Catherine Jacques – buyer 
Like many of us, Catherine started doing paddleboard this summer and she loves it. She likes the relaxing side and it works muscles she didn't even know existed.

Otherwise, she likes to play sports with her children. In the summer, they swim and ride bicycles. The goal is to do sports while having quality time with family.

Nina Tremblay – graphic designer
Nina loves outdoor activities, always finding new ways to reconnect with nature and take care of herself. Mountain biking is one of his passions: hitting the trails, going around obstacles and feeling the adrenaline of each descent gives him incomparable joy. In addition, she regularly runs. The endorphin and the feeling of freedom that comes from it are a great source of motivation. She's also a fan of fishing, whether it's sunny summer days or cold winter days on the ice. Patient and persevering, she appreciates the calm and concentration that this activity requires, while savoring the moments of tranquility at the water's edge.

Sophie Maillé – Social media manager
Sophie prefers, for her part, activities soothing which give him the opportunity to enjoy nature and landscapes.

« I like the relaxing and silent side of paddleboard. There is a very calming side to walking on the water while observing nature. »

In addition, hiking is one of her favorite sporting activities because she likes being in the forest with only the sound of birds. She feels great satisfaction when she reaches the top of a mountain and can enjoy the view.

Manon Rivard – communications director and marketing assistant
Recently, Manon has swapped her bedtime reading for yoga. 
She places the rug at the foot of her bed, lights a candle and puts on some relaxing music.

She alternates poses according to her energy level and sometimes picks up new postures to integrate into her routine while respecting her level. She also has a massage ball for times when she is more tired.
« Now I definitely need to do yoga before bed because it relaxes me and makes me feel good. »

She even ordered a second mat for the office to incorporate a little yoga routine at work.

Alex Lévesque - graphic designer

Alex likes to discover new activities to take care of himself and recharge his batteries. Hiking is one of his favorites: always ready to explore a new mountain, he equips himself with his backpack and his walking shoes to explore the steep trails. Recently, Alex bought his first pair of running shoes. The first few kilometers were difficult, but the adrenaline felt with each step encouraged him to continue. Each season he seeks to explore new sports. Last summer he discovered kayaking and then paddleboarding. Each activity is a new opportunity to reconnect with nature and surpass yourself.

Loose stuff
  • Take an evening walk in the neighborhood;
  • Practicing a sport that allows you to have your headphones playing music, a podcast or even an audio book that you enjoy;
  • Choose a sport to let off steam during big, stressful days.