Conscious consumerism is on the rise, as consumers gain access to information about where their food is coming from, and want to purchase products in line with their values and dietary needs. Interpreting the labels on foods can be a challenge: what do they all mean? With this guide, we demystify the labels you may see on products that Boston Organics carries.
The daily commute can be a drag, whether due to traffic or distance, or simply the desire to just be home already. Learning about one of our - and we hope your - favorite topics, food, will help the time fly by. There are plenty of podcasts on any number of topics, but we've assembled a list of the best food podcasts out there. We are sure that whether you want to dive deep into cooking techniques, consider the politics of bananas, get up to date on farm policy, there is a podcast for you.
Though it looks like the heat wave may be breaking, there is still plenty of summertime left. Keep yourself cool and refreshed throughout the season, whether or not your office is air-conditioned to your taste. Read our top four favorite ways to embrace summertime heat, take a mini-vacation at your desk and make the most of the season in the office.
When many of us work at desks during the day, it’s easy for our muscles to get tight. It's important to take a break to get the blood flowing and work out those accumulated kinks. There are plenty of awesome stretches you can do in the office, many right at your desk! Below are some of our favorites. (But if any of these stretches don’t feel right, stop! Part of maintaining health and wellness is listening to your body.)
The power suit is a staple of many offices, but what about a power smoothie? Organic smoothies are a delicious and easy way to get in a serving of fruit (or three!) and keep your energy up between meals. A break room blender and the contents of your Boston Organics box open a world of snacking possibilities for you and your office staff. By combining a liquid (almond milk, dairy milk, juice, coconut water), a thickener (banana, avocado, oats, yogurt), a protein (nut butter, yogurt) and fruit, you can mix and match endlessly. Here are some of our favorite recipes, simple enough for a healthy office environment.
Bike commuting is on the rise, with small convoys of cyclists spinning down Boston’s Southwest Corridor Park, along the Esplanade and across the Mass Ave Bridge. Commuters cycle for many reasons: to maintain their health, to save money on gas or public transit, and to limit their environmental impact.
In addition to these benefits to employees, creating an office culture that celebrates cycling creates benefits for employers. Exercise has been shown to increase productivity, and improving employee health through regular activity can mean better attendance. Promoting bike commuting also demonstrates your commitment to the community and environment by helping keep polluting cars off the road and encouraging employee well-being. Check out the steps below to create a bike-friendly workplace.
As people spend more and more time at work, employers have begun searching out services and products to help improve office culture and keep employees healthy and energized. This has led to some pretty exciting new ideas, as well as ways of rethinking existing employee benefits.
In April, the PERKS Convention in Boston highlighted some companies providing awesome extras. These were some of our favorite healthy office perks.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Of course, knowing this doesn’t make it any easier to sit down to a wholesome breakfast before you dash out the door in the morning. For those of us who just can't seem to get ahead of the morning rush, we have six healthy office breakfast tricks, ranging from make-ahead meals to recipes you can prep with only your break room microwave or hot water dispenser. Eat up!
Oranges are a delicious, portable snack. Opening the peel releases a burst of fresh scent, causing mouths to water several cubicles away. As juicy and delicious as they are, it’s easy to forget that they have a plethora of other purposes. So just for fun, we've dreamed up six silly uses for an orange in the office.
Everyone knows the feeling, that glassy-eyed, unfocused haze that descends over the office around 2pm. The afternoon swoon may have you wishing you could curl up under your desk for a nap, or send you slouching to the break room coffee maker or vending machine for a caffeine or sugar boost. Though this afternoon energy dip may be partly due to our body’s natural rhythms, below are steps you can take to fight this sleepy slump and form healthy office habits.