Standing Desks

  • Standing Desks, Cornhole, and Shooting Ranges– How Does Your Company Build Community?

    Whack! A beanbag smacks against a wooden board, slides through a hole, and the office erupts in cheers! This is the first thing I witness upon walking through the office doors of Salo, a staffing agency in Minneapolis. It’s 11:00am on a Wednesday morning and the staff is playing cornhole (or doghouse, or bagtoss, depending […]

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  • The Best Standing Desks for Your Office

    If you’ve seen the headlines that read “Sitting is the New Smoking,” you’ve probably started thinking about alternatives to your desk chair. Great! We applaud you for that, and we want to help. There is a plethora of standing desk options, and it can be hard to determine which is the best for your unique space. Here we’ve outlined the best standing […]

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  • Study: Treadmill Desks Improve Productivity

    We’ve seen first hand that moving more throughout the day improves work productivity, but scientific studies making the direct connection have been scarce. Most reports on the subject are anecdotal– that is, until now. A year-long study recently concluded that allowing employees to walk on treadmills at their desks improves work performance. This is great […]

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  • Kickstarter’s Standing Desk Innovations

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Standing Desks and Why They’re Good for You

    It’s an exciting time to be working at the intersection of office design and employee management. Companies have realized the importance of a healthy staff, and they’re investing to make it happen. The potential payoff is huge– healthy employees take fewer sick days and are more productive at work. These two factors alone can give […]

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