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Buy GREEN for Earth Day!

With great products like these, it’s easy being green this Earth Day!

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Pentel B2P pen

Can you believe this is made out of a water bottle?!  That’s right, water bottles.  This is the B2P pen from Pentel, and it’s the first pen ever to be made from recycled bottles.

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Samsill Earth’s Choice Binders

Want a FREE Binder?  Just follow the rules on this flyer, and you can get a FREE Earth’s Choice binder from Samsill.  They are biodegradable, and made from 100% Recycled content.

APD8511REC100

APD8511REC100

Introducing our new 100% recycled house-brand copy paper, APD8511REC100!  It’s 20 lb., 92 bright, and 8.5×11. We also offer a 30% recycled paper (APD8511REC) and a 50% recycled paper (APD8511REC50).

~Macey Thomas
FSIoffice

Let’s Fight Cancer

Flyer

FSIoffice is proud to support the City of Hope and their fight against cancer! Please shop our special flyer full of products that when purchase them the manufacturer will donate a portion of the proceeds to the City of Hope.  

If you are unfamiliar with City of Hope please watch this video that highlights all the important work and research they are doing.

 

~Macey Thomas
FSIoffice

The Heart of the Matter

 

Heart HealthHave you thought about your heart health lately? If not, now is the time to start because February is Heart Health Awareness month.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States. It is important to educate yourself on the risk factors as well as preventative measures. There are numerous programs and companies dedicated to the prevention and control of heart disease, many of which are sponsoring events and programs during the month of February. Heart disease cannot always be prevented however; you can take a few steps to reduce your risk.

Simple stuff such as changing your diet or exercising can greatly reduce your risk. Fats, salts, sugars and oils should be consumed in limited quantities. These substances increase your chances of having a clogged artery and fatty build up around your heart. Instead of having two 20oz sodas try replacing one with a glass of water. Choose healthier snack options as well such as an apple or some carrot sticks to replace your 3:00 bag of chips. Try taking a couple of laps around the office during lunch or join a fitness group. Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week can make a huge difference in your heart health.

You can check out the American Heart Association’s website and find some heart health events in your area!

~Gretchen Huffer
FSIoffice

New Tablet Accessories

Did you just order your new tablet from FSI, or did you get one from Santa? If so, you may need these great accessories to spruce it up and to help you enjoy it!


First off you need to protect it, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a boring black case, especially with the new line of Fashion iPad cases from Samsill. With these bright colors you will never misplace your iPad, or get it confused with anyone else’s.

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SAM35001 – SAM35005

Need to work on your tablet, but you don’t want to hold it? Great news! We have the new Mobile Tablet Stand from Rolodex. This adjustable stand will hold your tablet at the perfect viewing angle while you work, or while charging.

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ROL1866297

Going back and forth between your tablet and paper? Then the new Zebra Stylus/Pen combo is for you. And it’s refillable!

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ZEB33411

And lastly, do you want to listen to music while you work? Then you need speakers! This Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker System delivers super bass sound with a universal stand for tablets.

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CCS51553

~Macey Thomas
FSIoffice

Staying Healthy at Work

Staying Healthy at Work

With the cold / flu season upon us, it is increasingly important to maintain your health and keep those nasty germs away.   In order to help you and your co-workers healthy during this time of year we’ve collected several easy tips for the office.

  • WASH YOUR HANDS
  • Stay hydrated
  • Limit junk food, skip the chips and cake and have an apple instead
  • Get ample amounts of sunlight or fake sunlight via a full spectrum lamp
  • Clean your desk/ area regularly with disinfecting wipes
  • LAUGH
  • Don’t stare at your screen too long – take a break every 15- 20 minutes
  • Use an air purifier
  • Keep hands away from face
  • Be tidy
  • STAY HOME WHEN NECESSARY AND DO NOT COME TO WORK IF YOU’RE SICK
  • Maintain good posture
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Take a lap around the office
  • Take a break every day
  • DON’T STRESS ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS (stress lowers your immune system)
  • Don’t forget to eat your vegetables
  • Use a moisturizing hand sanitizer
  • Be careful at the break room fridge, germs love to live on the handles

~Gretchen Huffer
FSIoffice

Holiday Solutions from Avery

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Need a fun and easy way to spruce up your next holiday party? Then look no further than the FREE Avery holiday design templates! There are so many fun ways you can use these that will add a merry pop to any party, package or craft.  

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All you need is a little imagination and with the help of Avery, the creative possibilities are endless. Check out all of the ways that Avery design templates can be used from cupcake toppers to mailing labels, gift tags to stickers. Everything you could need for those finishing touches on your gifts or party can be found using Avery’s holiday design templates. It doesn’t matter if you need holiday greeting cards or table place cards, Avery can help make your holiday season just a bit more relaxed and bright.  

For more ideas from Avery click here!

 

~Gretchen Huffer
FSIoffice

Recycled Christmas

No one wants to go stand in horribly long lines or deal with crazy people in the store parking lots fighting for a space just to buy a $2.00 roll of wrapping paper. No matter what size box you need to wrap, there are a multitude of everyday recycled products that you can find in your home or office.  Instead of tossing out that Sunday paper or those black Friday ads use them for wrapping paper.

Newspaper Wrapped

If you are feeling a bit more creative and have some time on your hands, use post-its and tape to create a whimsical design.

Post it wrapping

When it is down to the wire and you are on your way out the door when you remember that you forgot to wrap Cousin Betty’s necklace, grab some paper towels or copy paper, a few Sharpies, and tape and you have a new fun spin on gift wrap.

Sharpie present 1 Sharpie present 2

Reuse old shoe boxes, coffee cans, and even pasta boxes to place your special and unique gifts in before wrapping. You can even try to stump people with the style of package. There is no limit on what types of containers you can use. Reusing products such as these can save you both time and money on those bulky boxes. So remember this Holiday season, there is no need to go out into the crazy shopping world for simple things such as boxes or wrapping paper. Just look around your house or office and get creative.

~Gretchen Huffer
FSIoffice

Deskercise While You Work

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SAF4750CI

Feeling tired, sluggish or a bit stiff after sitting at your desk for 8 hours? Try some of these light desk exercises throughout the day and watch your mentality, physicality, performance and productivity increase!

1. Toe taps:
- While sitting at your desk, tap your toes repeatedly for as long as you can without getting a cramp.

2. Twists:
- While sitting in your chair, twist from side to side while reaching for the opposite knee.

3. Scissors:
- While seated, lift your legs until they are straight and off the ground. Cross your right foot over your left foot then switch. Repeat this motion 50 times.

4. Leg Curls:
- While seated, Squeeze your legs together and bend your knees if they are not already bent. Lift your knees up towards your chest as far as you can.

5. Backwards Kicks :
- Stand up beside your chair with both feet on the ground. Kick one leg backwards lifting it 6-8 inches off the ground. Don’t forget to switch legs.

6. Rolling Push-Ups
- This is a fun one. While sitting in your rolling chair push yourself away from the desk while holding on to it. Once your arms are fully extended pull yourself back in to the desk.

7. Air Punches:
- This activity you can do either sitting or standing. It is as simple as punching the air to the right side and to the left side. Make sure to watch out for your co-workers though, we don’t want anyone to actually get smacked in the head!

8. Chair Squats:
- This activity is just as it sounds. Standing right in front of your chair, if it is low enough, squat down until you are almost touching the seat and then rise back up. Do this a total of 15 times to work those legs and abs.

9. Small Arm Circles:
- With your arms out to the side, move them in a small circular motion for. Reverse the direction of the circles and complete the same number.

10. Squeezes:
- At the same time squeeze both your abdominal muscles and butt muscles for a count of 20. Release and continue doing until you feel tighter!

And there’s also new office furniture that helps you exercise all day.  Check out this new Zenergy ball chair from Safco!

Happy deskercising!

 

~Gretchen Huffer, FSIoffice

It’s Grow Time


FSIoffice Mustache Photo Booth

FSIoffice Mustache Photo Booth

Have you noticed a surge in people sporting mustaches lately?  Wonder what’s going on?  Well, November is national prostate/testicular cancer awareness month and has officially been nicknamed “Movember”. During “Movember” men (or women if you would like …we aren’t discriminatory) are asked to consider signing up on the Movember website, or at least growing a mustache (or wearing a fake one ladies)  to support the awareness of these terrible cancers. 

In 2013 the National Cancer Institute expects there to be 246,510 men diagnosed with one of these 2 cancers and 30,090 who will pass away due to the results of the cancer.

We need  to call more attention to the month of November, so…what are we going to do about it?

Well, if you do not currently have a mustache try to grow one and tell everyone why you are growing it.  If you already have a beard, shave it back to just a mustache.  If you currently have a mustache… do something different with it that calls attention to it.

Here is the website if you are interested in signing up.  http://us.movember.com/

Happy growing and have a great Movember!

~Macey Thomas
ECommerce/Marketing Assistant, FSIoffice