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Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You & What You Can Do About It
by Dr. James Levine

“John [Folkestad] and Amy [Langer] not only gave us a carte blanche to transform their company’s practice, they brought in everyone… Salo would be corporate health pioneers. The culture shift had begun…The entire company, and ourselves, had a unifying mission: Our shared goal was to bring health and happiness to every employee at Salo…Together, we wanted to free Salo employees from their chair sentence and help them reach their personal dreams and have fabulous health…The culture at Salo has been redefined to what they call ‘a culture of movement.’”

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

The Minneapolis staffing company Salo has enlisted the best-selling author Dan Buettner for help. Buettner is an expert in so-called “Blue Zones,” regions of the world with the highest life expectancy, including Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Ikaria, Greece, where people are a thousand percent more likely to live to one hundred than in the United States. Now Buettner is helping make Salo the first certified Blue Zone workplace.

With meditation rooms, adjustable-height desks, cooking lessons and “purpose workshops” to help employees follow their non-work passions, the effort is yielding results — for both the employees and company. “There’s a culture and developing reputation at Salo as a place that puts the well-being of its employees and partners in front of just profits.” Buettner said. “We’re already seeing well-being and life expectancy increase with the employees there… It pays off we believe in higher worker engagement, lower healthcare costs, higher productivity and lower absenteeism.”

The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
by Ron Friedman

“To their credit, a number of organizations have taken these findings to heart and looked for ways of incorporating exercise into the workplace. At many companies it’s no longer surprising to enter an office and discover a receptionist sitting on a large rubber ball. Or to learn that her manager has given up sitting altogether and now stands all day in front of an elevated desk. Some organizations, such as Salo, a financial staffing firm in Minneapolis, have even fitted their conference rooms with treadmills facing one another, so employees can jog together while talking through their quarterly projections. It’s a trend that appears to be catching on.”