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10 Ways to Create a More Eco-Friendly Office

June 08, 2016

Creating a more eco-friendly office might not immediately seem like a business-friendly choice, but former U.S. Representative Claudine Schneider feels the two are irrevocably linked: “A healthy ecology is the basis for a healthy economy.” Save the environment and save money at the same time – what could be better than that? Switch to Bamboo Furniture While hardwood is beautiful and certainly durable, cutting down trees to create furniture leads to widespread deforestation that affects everything from global greenhouse emissions to soil erosion and our water cycle. Bamboo, on the other hand, reaches maturity in just 3-5 years (hardwood takes ten times as long) and requires less chemical intervention and water along the way, making it the perfect choice for...

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A Standing Desk Can Help Combat the Obesity Epidemic

April 14, 2016

                 According to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI), more than 640 million people weigh in as obese. The number of people with BMI of more than 30 is at 641 million, rising from 105 million in 1975. More than one in 10 men and one in seven women are obese. Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing a person’s weight by their height squared, and gauges whether a person is at a healthy weight. A BMI over 25 is overweight, over 30 is obese, and over 40 is morbidly obese.                   A large contributing factor to the obesity epidemic is sitting. Prolonged sitting leads to many chronic diseases including obesity and type 2 diabetes. This...

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Get a Standing Desk Before It’s Too Late – Don’t Be Like Me

February 18, 2016

The purpose of this blog is to encourage you to get a standing desk before it’s too late. I wish I could undo the years of sitting that have taken an irreversible toll on my musculoskeletal system. I was a hardcore sitter for over 30 years. As an undergrad and graduate student I was an insecure overachiever. I sat studying for long periods of time as did many of my peers who took their studies seriously. My hard work paid off and I landed a job as a management consultant for a top firm whose competitive advantage was “the 18-hour associate.” Sitting for 18 hours a day became pretty routine for me. The years of sitting turned into decades, and...

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