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Tax Season is “Crunch” Time for Accounting Professionals

Tax season is fast approaching!   This means that accountants and their staff are working 60-70 hours a week.   They are at their desks to ensure their client’s get their taxes filed by the April 15th deadline.  These four months is when most accounting firms make up to 50% of their annual revenue.

Be Healthy during Tax Time

The stress of working these long hours puts a serious strain on all accounting personnel.  Longer work days sitting at a desk in front of a computer is tough on everyone’s health and morale.  One way to keep employees healthier and motivated is to have  fresh fruit.  Fruit delivered to the office weekly is a fast growing trend.   Fruit at work is affordable and convenient and it can be eaten while employees work!

Fruit Fresh Delivery has different healthy fruit box options to meet every budget!  Fruit Fresh Delivery delivers every day and can provide fruit to any office in the State of Florida.  Call Sharon at Fruit Fresh Delivery Today.  561-703-8231 or go online at www.fruitfreshdelivery.com and order your fruit for your staff today!

 

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Office Snacking and Fruit Delivery in the Workplace

Snacking can be good or bad for our health and our weight.  Everyone needs to snack between meals to keep energy levels high.  And to keep their metabolism working at an optimal level.  Snacking at work is especially challenging and the choices are the vending machine in the break room.   Which is usually filled with

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Fresh Fruit At Work / Office

processed snacks or sugary drinks.  They are all bad news for our health and waistlines.  On average, women consume 400 calories per day from their snacks. while men consume more than 600 calories per day from snacks.  American employees gain an average of 1-2 pounds per year.  Snacking is a huge contributor to this weight gain!

Choosing a healthy snack option at work can mean the difference between feeling more alert, motivated and energized. It can lead to fatigue and weight gain.  With the skyrocketing costs of health care and the rise of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol and obesity, companies are trying to find ways to provide a healthier work environment to include a way to incorporate healthier snacking options.  The fact is, employees are going to get hungry and snack on whatever is available to them. It’s something provided to them at no charge and they are much more apt to choose to snack on at the company.  Rather than spend their $1.50 on a bag of chips or candy.

Company-provided fresh fruit at work is a growing choice across the United States.  By providing fruit at work, employees can improve their health and cut calories at the same time.  Fruit at work is also a huge motivator and it’s great way for companies to help their employees!  After all, healthier employees are happier and more productive.  By investing in fruit, management is investing in their most valuable asset, their employees!

Corporate fruit delivery is available anywhere in the State of Florida by Fruit Fresh Delivery.  Start making your office a healthier place to work by visiting www.fruitfreshdelivery.com  or by calling 561-703-8231 today!  Fruit Fresh Delivery is affordable, convenient and  has no contracts!  We offer 50% off first time orders so why not give us a try!

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Diabetes continues to grow in work-places

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Fruit Delivery South Florida

Last Updated: 11-22-2016

Right now there are 86 million Americans who are pre-diabetic and 90% of them don’t have a clue that they are!  Steps that everyone should be taking to lower blood sugar levels.  Either prevent or slow the progression of type 2 diabetes.  Healthy Eating is HUGE in this role and here are the Golden Rules For Healthier Eating.

Skip the soda, sweet tea, fancy sweet latte combos and fruit juice which all spike your sugar levels.  And provide empty calories which make you fatter and make you hungry!

 Limit junk food and anything white like rice, bread, pasta and potatoes.  The more you eat and the bigger your plate. The greater your risk of being overweight and getting Type 2 Diabetes!

*Fiber UP!! Eating a lot of high-fiber foods like fruits, veggies, beans and whole grains will fill you up and keep you leaner.  The rule to follow is 1/2 your plate should be veggies, fruits and lean protein like salmon or chicken.

*Watch Fats! We all need fats in our diet, just choose the healthy fats like olive or coconut oils, nuts, seeds and avocado.  Always go for the low fat cheeses, yogurts and milks.

*Alcohol in Moderation! Men should drink no more than 2 drinks, while women only 1.

*Choose Lean Meats! Fish two to three times a week can definitely help prevent diabetes.  Bake, broil or sauté fish not fry for the health benefits.  Lean meats are white meat chicken or turkey.  If you have to have red meat, choose those cuts with “round” or “loin” in their description.  They are lower in the bad fats.

*Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate! The more hydrated you are, the less hungry you are.  The body works better when it has proper hydration and t also helps to lower blood sugar!

*Exercise Too! Mix 30 minutes of cardio and strength training to your healthy anti-diabetes diet and you will be reducing your risk of obesity and diabetes!

Eating Fruit at Work is a Great Choice to keep you feeling full, fit and energized!

Ask your Office Manager about providing Fruit at Your Office Today!  If you are in South Florida, call 561-703-8231 or visit Fruit Fresh Delivery’s website http://www.fruitfreshdelivery.com

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Fruit Fresh Delivery has been harvesting clients in South Florida

updated 11-25-2016

Fruit Fresh Delivery has been harvesting a healthy client list in South Florida. The Delray Beach based brand is ready to open its secondb2ap3_thumbnail_Fruit_Delivery_sout_Florida.png U.S. location within the next six months.  said co-founder Sharon Baker.

The company delivers boxes of fruit and other healthy snacks to offices.  Servicing hundreds of workers across the tri-county area. Including Broad and Cassel law firm, Booking.com, Dell and most recently, Intel’s office in Miami.  Baker told the South Florida Business Journal.

Fruit Fresh Delivery also mails its boxes to offices in the Orlando and Tampa areas, and sometimes as far as Atlanta. Next, the company is planning to plant its seeds in Chicago.
Corporate wellness is just starting to catch on in the Midwest and East Coast.  Companies in regions like the West Coast and Europe have provided healthy snacks for their employees for years.  “For some reason, the Chicago area is on fire for wellness and we turn down business from there on a weekly basis,” Baker said. “We can also service New York and hit a lot of states from Chicago.”

“Companies are starting to get it,” said Baker, noting that unhealthy workers cost more to employ than healthy workers. “Most of Americans are overweight or obese, putting an incredible strain on companies and their health care costs.”

Co Founder Randy Schneider got the idea for their venture from his own experiences working in a corporate office.  In most cases there was “nothing but junk food to snack on.”

Schneider and Baker launched Fruit Fresh Delivery in 2011 and have four employees.

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Obesity / Diabetes in Your Office

updated 12-03-16

As of 2015, 1 out of 3 Americans are overweight or obese.  Being overweight puts people at high risk for type 2 diabetes.   Also heart disease, high blood pressure.  Some types of cancer (breast, colon, kidney) stroke and osteoarthritis.  Overweight employees are costing their employers $73.1 billion a year.  They file twice the number of workers’ compensation claims.  The fact is, the average medical claims cost per 100 employees is $51,019.   For obese employees, compared to $7,503 for non-obese employees!h b2ap3_thumbnail_fatemployees.png

Employers have a HUGE health care crisis on their hands!    American workers continue to gain weight.  The incidence of diabetes and health problems is skyrocketing!

Wellness in the Workplace is a Necessary Step to help combat this epidemic.  By providing a healthier workplace, Employers can help their employees become healthier.  Employees become more productive.  Incentives for losing weight by providing gym memberships,  health coaches, nutritional counseling, health fairs and education, and Company provided “healthy snacks” such as fresh fruit is another cost effective tool to encourage healthier weight and  health!

Fruit Fresh Delivery is Florida’s only Corporate Fresh Fruit Delivery Company.  delivers anywhere in the State.  Pricing starts at $24.99 for 30 pieces of fresh fruit and it is 100% guaranteed.  No contracts and no hassle!  Fruit Fresh also offers a Complimentary Box of 25 pieces of fruit to any Company in South Florida.  Just call in and asks for sample to share with their employees!

Fruit Fresh Delivery has been delivering fresh fruit since 2011.  Fruit Fresh is making Companies healthier, one fruit fresh delivery at a time!  Call today 561-703-8231or visit us online at http://www.fruitfreshdelivery.com and start making your office a Healthier Office!

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Control Blood Sugar with Quick Workouts

Last Updated: 11-22-2016

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Diabetic health in the workplace.

Diabetologia has reported that breaking up your workouts into “snack size workouts” is healthy.  (5-25 minutes) before meals can be good for controlling blood sugar!  The key is to make sure your total exercise adds up to 45 minutes per day and 5-6 days per week for diabetics.

Any type of exercise will work whether it’s aerobic or strength training.  You can Exercise without changing into your workout gear.  Such as walking, some squats or a couple push ups.

To get the best blood sugar control results, you need to workout before your main meals.  Be sure to check your glucose numbers before and after exercise. Make sure you have a healthy snack to boost your sugar level if you need it.

Here are some cool tips to get more exercise into your workday!

1.  Set your phone to alert you every hour to get up and move.  5 minutes of stretching, lunges, jumping jacks or squats are all easy to do right in your work area!

2.  If you have a conference call, take the phone to a treadmill. Or while you are taking a walk around your office building!

3.  Keep a foot-stool under your desk to keep your feet elevated.

4.  Always stretch when you get a chance.

5.  Walk around the offices on the balls of your feet to workout your calves.

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Is Your Call Center Healthy?

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Call Center Health

updated 12-17-2016

If you are looking to keep motivation high and improve the health of your Call Center Employees. Consider introducing Fruit Fresh Delivery’s weekly Fruit Delivery Service.  When you spend 8 hours a day sitting at your desk talking on the phone, snacking is a constant reality.  Many employees eat out of boredom or to help deal with job related stress and anxiety.  The end result is weight gain which also leads to other chronic health problems.  Like diabetes and high cholesterol these ailments can be disastrous.

Fruit Fresh Delivery has been delivering Fresh Fruit to Companies all over the State of Florida.   For the past 3 1/2 years with Companies looking for ways to lower Insurance costs.   They want to provide a healthier work environment.  keeping fruit in the Company Break Rooms is a fast growing trend.  Due to the sedentary nature of the Call Center’s business and their hight turnover.  Their high turnover environment is especially challenging.  When it comes to Employee Health and Morale fruit is the perfect solution.

Company provided Fruit is affordable, convenient and it helps employees maintain a healthier weight.  Snacking on an apple or pear instead of chips is the healthy choice.   Processed vending machine snacks is a sure way to keep employees UNHEALTHY.  To keep employees motivated and on a healthier track you have to feed them HEALTHY snacks.

Call today and request a complimentary box of our Fruit!  Make your Call Center, a healthier place to work!  Call or email us, 561-404-9874 or sharon@fruitfreshdelivery.com

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Lower your Risk of Heart Disease with These 4 Nuts

updated 12-20-2016

All nuts are healthy, without salt that is!  In fact, adding 30 grams of nuts per day to a Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of heart disease by 30%!  Let’s take a look at 4 nuts that are super duper for your heart health!

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Lower Heart Disease with Nuts

1.  Almonds will lower cholesterol and body fat

Almonds can also reduce your risk of insulin resistance and diabetes.  By adding 3 oz of almonds a day, you can decrease your waist measurement by 14%…again, add the almonds to a healthy planned diet.  Almonds will lower your cholesterol and will help you loose belly and leg fat!  They also fight inflammation!!  Yahoo!

2.  Pistachios lower blood pressure under stress

Pistachios 1.5 oz per day lowers LDL cholesterol and can reduce diabetes related disease in the arteries.  Eating pistachios keeps your heart calmer when under stress.  Great nut!

3.  Walnuts keep arteries clean

Walnuts are 47% polyunsaturated fatty acids which are good fats.  The alpha-linoleic acid is an anti-inflammatory and has been shown to lower the buildup of plaque in the arteries.  Eating walnuts 43 grams a day found that cholesterol levels go down.  

4.  Peanuts can reduce heart disease

1 Tbsp of peanut butter (natural) or 28 grams of unsalted peanuts per day, 5 times per week or more lowered risk of heart disease by 44%…It is also shown to lower the risk of diabetes and can help lower cholesterol!

 

Nuts are awesome!  Just remember to eat them raw and unsalted!  Especially with some Fruit…  Order fruit to your office and snack on bananas and apples at your desk.   With nuts of course.

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Healthy Snacking to Stay Hydrated and Full of Energy

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Updated 12-23-2016

Here are some really awesome healthy and quick snacking ideas when you spend long hours at work inside or outside.  

1.  Sliced Veggies with Spinach Hummus
Cut up carrots, peppers, celery and mix some fresh chopped spinach into plain hummus for extra energy!
2.  Turkey Roll ups
All natural turkey slices with no sodium nitrate with julienned cucumber and a little honey mustard!

3.  Gluten/Sodium Free crackers with Almond Butter and Sliced Bananas
Almond butter is packed with protein and keeps you filled up plus it has healthy fatty acids and antioxidants.  Bananas add natural sugar for energy and keep blood sugar levels stable.
4.  Apples, Dates and Cheese
Fiber packed apple with the sweetness of a Medjool date and a couple slices of cheese.
5.  Raw nuts
Almonds, cashews and walnuts with a bite of dark chocolate!  Eating 12-15 nuts is filling and good for you!
6.  Homemade Ice Cream (non dairy)
Frozen bananas and dates make an awesome ice-cream!  You can add some peanut butter or dark chocolate chips and berries too!
7.  Shrimp on a Stick
Shrimp don’t have many calories and have lots of protein.  Whip up a homemade peanut sauce for dipping!  Perfect for an afternoon snack!
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Dangers Of Sitting Too Much

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Prolonged sitting at work is UnHealthy

updated 12-28-2016

Did you know that even healthy people who exercise are at risk for heart disease.  Because of prolonged periods of sitting, Heart disease can set in.  Researchers found that every hour of sitting increases your coronary artery calcification by 14%!   What this means is the calcification which is a marker of heart disease.  This can increase heart attack risks.  Also shows how much calcium the plaques within the arteries of the heart contain.  With time, these plaques accumulate and cause the arteries to narrow.  This will also lead to heart disease.

A second fact is that there is no connection between this calcification and exercise.  This means that going to the gym after a 9 hour workday may not be able to undo the negative effects of a sedentary job!  The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology stated that standing isn’t enough to offset health risks.  These are all associated with sitting for prolonged periods.

Good news is by incorporating two minutes of activity such as walking per hour may offset the health risks of prolonged sitting.  So it is  IMPORTANT TO MOVE!!!  Here are a couple of ways to add more movement to your work day!

1.  Keep sneakers at the office so you can be comfortable walking

2.  Walk to speak to a colleague instead of email

3.  Pace during a phone call

4.  Schedule a walking meeting

5.  Wear a pedometer to encourage more steps during the day

6.  Set reminders on your phone so you will remember to walk

7.  Take the stairs

Also keep in mind that all exercise should have a well balanced diet.  Always include Fruit and low caloric / fat foods.   Exercise, Diet and a positive attitude in life will make a huge difference in all aspects of life.

And don’t forget to ORDER FRUIT in your OFFICE!