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  • Walking for Corporate Wellness

    National Walking Day is April 2nd! This is a fantastic opportunity to show your employees that you support them in their pursuit of health. Do it! It’s easy: take 30 minutes out of your day to go on a walk with your staff. It demonstrates that your company is aware of the challenges inherent in […]

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  • Kickstarter’s Standing Desk Innovations

    Standing Desks

    We’re very excited here at the FYS headquarters. Why? Because we just bought some awesome stuff. That’s why. We’re proud to support these standing desk innovators on Kickstarter as they go into their initial production runs. These two sleek designs are very different, and both look awesome in their own right. An obstacle to health […]

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  • Get More Done and Do It Better

    We’re all well aware of the physical benefits of exercise. It tones muscles, sheds fat, and makes us stronger, faster, better, right? Well, yes. And that’s awesome, but the cognitive benefits are what make exercise a win-win for companies who promote it. If you exercise before or during work, you’ll get more done and you’ll […]

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  • How the Doctors Stay Healthy

    We were honored when the group of doctors from Proscan Imaging asked for our help in redesigning their office. Radiologists, like most of us with full-time jobs, spend the majority of their day sitting in front of a screen. Given the accumulating science pointing out the ill effects of being sedentary, they wanted us to […]

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  • 3 Easy Tips for Healthy Resolutions

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2014! If you’re like most people, you’re feeling optimistic about a fresh start, and chances are high that at least one of your New Year’s resolutions is about being healthier. Well congrats! That’s a good place to be— Optimistically thinking about your health. Here are 3 guidelines to help […]

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  • Punch Your Colleague in His Face!

    It was a dreary day in Manhattan the day before Thanksgiving. A constant rain filled the streets with that mucky water any urban veteran knows to avoid. Under hoods and black umbrellas, the group made their way through crowded sidewalks. Just west of 5th avenue on 28th street, they ducked out of the rain to […]

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  • Tales from a Standing Desk Convert

    Every now and then, we receive an email that leaves us smiling for days. The below message is from someone who asked if we could help him in his efforts to purchase a standing desk. After consulting with him about his office setup and specific needs, we determined that the Kangaroo Elite desk was the best […]

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  • Zombies for Health

    Zombies are sweeping the nation!  They’re on your TV, in the theaters, and now chasing you when you run.  Our co-founder Jake Koenig went running with zombies this past weekend, and describes his experience below. I was first introduced to this concept when a friend gifted me Zombies Run, an app that you listen to while […]

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  • A Gym for $5000

    The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a 300 acre complex of buildings that once produced enormous warships for the US Navy. No longer commissioned, the buildings and land are being developed for local enterprises in need of industrial space. In charge of developing this expansive property is the non-profit BNYDC. We were recently tasked with the […]

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  • Standing Desks: Products on the Market

    Our last blog post outlined several studies reporting the adverse effects of a sitting all day. To follow that post, we’ve created a guide for mitigating those effects in the best way we know: giving employees the option to stand while they work. This is the first step towards building a healthier office space. To achieve […]

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