FIX HEALTH

I meet with HR professionals interested in implementing office walking challenges all the time. There’s plenty of generic guidance, like “Involve Senior Leadership” but there is so much more to creating and implementing a successful and engaging competition. Why Aren’t People Interested in Keeping Fit?…

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by Mike Tinney If you ask startup founders about their company’s journey, you’ll likely hear some common themes: pivots and learning. In our case, we started FIX 6 years ago, and nearly the only thing that remains of our plans from that time is our…

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by Mike Tinney I grew up in the 80’s, an era famous for its service and product guarantees. From LL Bean’s (until recently) lifetime product guarantees to Dawn Cleaner’s 2x price refund guarantee. There are 17 companies (according to Consumer Reports) who stake their reputation,…

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by Mike Tinney My company, FIX, turns 6 years old in March 2018. I left the video game industry to start it. I believed that if you could deliver an experience that had the entertainment caliber of a video game, but focused on health and…

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“It’s clear that moving matters.” That’s the bottom line assessment of Dr. Jack Groppel, a founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, as reported in the New York Times. Dr. Groppel’s study of the corrosive effects of uninterrupted sitting yields a very simple…

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Last week in Part 1 of this series on standing desk health research, we discussed reporting from Europe that showed the scarcity of evidence of health benefits derived from standing at work. This week, we go to the New York Times where they delve into…

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The standing-desk industry is thriving. Health-conscious go-getters are converting their standard desks into standing desks with 3rd party add-ons. Some are bringing in entirely new (and pricey) units which can convert from standing to sitting with the touch of a button. And why not? Clearly,…

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