Exercise

  • All Entrepreneurs Should Rock Climb

    I wrote this blog entry for a networking group I co-organize called Startup Climbing. We’re a group of entrepreneurs who get together to climb, network, and learn. The concepts here are applicable to team building and being a strong performer at the office, so I’m reposting it here. Enjoy! Every Wednesday night I rock climb with a […]

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  • Boost Your Energy and Increase Your Focus in 5 Minutes. Here’s How:

    “Going for a run is like taking a little bit of Ritalin and a little bit of Prozac.” This is one of my favorite quotes by Dr John J Ratey. He’s a neuroscientist who studies the effect of physical activity on the brain (he’s also one of my personal heros and the author of the fantastic book, Spark: The […]

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  • Feel Better in 4 Minutes! An Office Exercise Video for Active Work Breaks

    Taking regular breaks from your desk is important for your productivity and your health (see our blog post here about regular breaks and work productivity). As for your health, a recent study found that taking a 5 minute walk every hour helps offset much of the damage caused by sitting all day. Our recommendation is to stand up from your […]

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  • Take Breaks From Your Desk: How Movement Breaks Increase Productivity

    “Sit Less, Move More” is our mantra when creating healthy offices. We’re a big fan of standing desks, treadmill workstations, and standing meetings, which are proven to improve health and work performance. More recently, desk ellipticals have hit the market, and we’re excited to use them as a new way to avoid the sedentary office lifestyle. […]

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  • Exercise at Your Desk Part II: Cubii Product Review

    The Cubii is an elliptical machine that fits snugly under your desk, allowing you to exercise while you work. Last week they finished a very successful Kickstarter campaign that ensured they’ll add to the growing field of office health products, joining the ranks of standing desks (some with their own successful Kickstarter campains), treadmill desks, and Desk Peddlers. When they asked us […]

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  • Exercise at Your Desk: DeskCycle Product Review

    Many people are turning to standing desks to avoid the negative impacts of sitting all day (click here for research on sitting and here for one convert’s story). However, switching to a standing desk requires, well, a standing desk. For many of you, a standing desk isn’t a feasible option for your work space, so what can […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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