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.
A weekly update from Boston Organics.
As we try to hold on to the last few moments of summer, we get a little help from our organic farmers and their splendid harvest of fresh fruit.
Need ideas of what to pack for your kids' lunches this week? Look no further. Here are our favorite easy-to-make, healthy school lunches. We've updated this post since it was orginally posted to add a few pro tips from the parents at Boston Organics.