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Keep moving and motivated with #cando

Here at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, our priority is the long-term wellbeing of our employees, clients and business contacts.

To try and keep our colleagues happy and healthy while working from home, we created a series of active and mental wellbeing videos, working with the fantastic TeamedUp and their Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

We offer support across a range of themes people have been grappling with during lockdown, including staying motivated, building resilience and managing stress as well as thinking about setting goals and teamwork when you’re working remotely.

We hope they also help to keep you moving and motivated at this uncertain time. Just click on one of the links below to learn more.

Together, #wecandothis

Feel free to share our mental wellbeing videos and factsheets with anyone you think might benefit from them or grab someone in your household and start training with a top athlete now.

How to build resilience 

Resilience is a crucial skill to manage adversity and adapt to change. But where does resilience come from? And how can we be intentional about building this critical skill? Watch this video to learn from Lizzie Simmonds’ experience as she developed resilience after coming fourth at the London Olympics.

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Managing stress

While short-term stress can be a good thing to help us take action, feel energized and get results, long-term stress can be detrimental. Watch this video to learn more from Olympian Lizzie Simmonds about what causes stress and find some top tips to help reduce its harmful effects.

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How can you maintain motivation and purpose through time of change?

At times of change, it can be difficult to stay motivated. When Olympian Lizzie Simmonds retired from elite sport, she learned some valuable lessons around motivation and purpose. To learn more about the three key components of motivation: autonomy, competence and relatedness, watch this this video.

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Tips on setting goals to keep you motivated

Whether personal, business or sports-related, goals are important to provide direction and help change our behaviours and habits, particularly if you find yourself lacking direction during times of uncertainty. With goal setting critical for elite athletes, watch this video to learn more about three ways to set goals from Olympian Lizzie Simmonds. 

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Talking teamwork

Teamwork is more than working together on a project. It’s about connecting to your teammates, sharing troubles and goals – and it’s all about trust. Watch this video as Olympic hockey team player, Henry Weir explains why “the players who I really believe that have it, tend to do better, tend to stay in the squad for longer and are more successful.”

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Lockdown legs with Gemma Howell

Judo champion and European Bronze Medallist Gemma Howell is leading us through a lower-body workout. All you need is a chair and some cushions.

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The ultimate kitchen workout with Tom George

Tom’s here to help inspire you to get moving with ‘The ultimate kitchen workout’. All you’ll need is a chair! Are you ready? Put on some comfy exercise gear, grab a chair, and press play...

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Core with a cushion with Lizzie Simmonds

Join Olympian Lizzie Simmonds and work through a fantastic ‘core with a cushion’ routine that you can do in the comfort of your home. Why not grab your partner or your children and give it a try? 

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Stay home stretches with Henry Weir

GB and Olympic hockey player Henry Weir has put together a fantastic set of stretching exercises for you to follow from your living room to alleviate those aches and pains. 

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Stay strong with Tom Dean

European Champion swimmer, Tom Dean has shared his quick workout will give you a mini mobility, strength, and core session all in one to help you stay strong and motivated.

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Canaccord in the community #cando

We recognise the benefits of an active lifestyle in relation to mental wellbeing and performance in the workplace and so #cando has become the overarching theme for all our sporting corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity.

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You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise programme, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this activity, you agree that you do so at your own risk, you are voluntarily participating in these activities, and you assume all risk of injury to yourself.

IMPORTANT: Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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