Turn on the lights – harnessing positive energy in London

by Joanne McDonald published in On-the-Job Records on April 27, 2016

550,000 watts of energy – what does that actually mean? From powering 52,000 full charges on your smartphone, to running a treadmill for 12 and a half days, or brewing 1,500 coffees from your local vendor. But what if we used it to light the iconic Victoria Park in London? Pretty cool, right!

The setup excited female runners and offered an unique running experience in their city.

The setup excited female runners and offered an unique running experience in their city.

At adidas we’re using innovative ways to connect and build relationships with our audience – consumers who live busy lives but still find the time to run, train, box, swim, in an already active city like London.

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Get out of bed! Challenge yourself to be the early bird.

by Sophia Schlör published in Career Talk on April 28, 2016

Waking up with the sunrise, driving on empty streets, listening to birdsong…just some of the benefits of starting the day with a morning workout. Sounds tempting? Well not if you´re not a morning person! Getting up at 6am can be quite tough, but I’ve learned over the past months that it´s well worth it.

People who exercise in the morning find they have more energy for the rest of the day, because of the boost in circulation and the rush of ‘happy’ hormones.

“A 30-minute workout will wake you up better than any coffee ever could.”

Early morning exercise also has a positive effect on concentration abilities, which can come in handy when making complex decisions later in the day. Last but not least, morning workoutsregulate your appetite throughout the day and make you sleep better rather than working out in the evening.

So how have I managed to become that early bird? I have four little tips that make it easier for me to set my alarm for before sunrise:

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Why you should thank your first job

by Melissa Conrad published in Career Talk on April 26, 2016

Don't be scared when tackling the unknown. It's your chance to write the next chapter of your personal story.

Don’t be scared when tackling the unknown. It’s your chance to write the next chapter of your personal story.

One year ago, the fear of the unknown consumed my thoughts. I was about to graduate college – one of life’s most rewarding achievements – and yet I couldn’t enjoy it. I couldn’t allow myself to feel proud. I assumed when the novelty of graduation wore off, I was going to be unemployed and underwhelmed.

Everything changed, though, when I answered the call that would validate the four years leading up to it. On the other end of the phone was Reebok, offering me a position in their year-long Apprentice Program. It felt as though the world was offering me a sense of relief and peace of mind that my work hadn’t gone unnoticed. At that moment, I was officially employed by my dream company.

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