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Gifts to Help You Keep Fit in the Office

Dr. Elizabeth Yuko is the Health Editor at SheKnows. She is a bioethicist and writer specializing in sexual and reproductive health and the intersection of bioethics and popular culture. She is an adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham ...

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Office fitness guide

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Office fitness guide

Those of us who work in an office spend a lot of time sitting. We know that hours on end with our butts parked in the same spot isn’t good for us, but most of us don’t have the option of popping out to the gym during our lunch break and don't work in some fancy place where everyone has standing desks and treadmills. But fear not. There are affordable products out there that can make your time spent in the office much healthier. Best of all, they make great gifts — especially for those who are notoriously hard to buy for and have everything they need already. Or for yourself — because you deserve a folding standing desk too. Besides, what is a better present than the gift of good health? And the looks on your coworkers’ faces when you break out these new products on Jan. 1 will be totally worth it.

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High-rise balance ball stool

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High-rise balance ball stool

High-rise balance ball stool, $149 at Gaiam

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Acupressure massage mat

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Acupressure massage mat

Restore acupressure massage mat, $29.98 at Gaiam

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Standing desk converter

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Standing desk converter

Deskmate standing desk converter, $40 at Deskmate

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A whole kit to keep you fit in the office

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A whole kit to keep you fit in the office

FitKit, $39.99 at FitKit

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Balance board

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Balance board

Evolve balance board, $79.98 at Gaiam

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Posture cushion

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Posture cushion

Posture cushion, $49.99 at BackPainHelp

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Posture stand

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Posture stand

Posture stand, $79.98 at BackPainHelp

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Felix Gray Faraday reading glasses

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Felix Gray Faraday reading glasses

So, this isn't fitness equipment per se, but these reading glasses block out blue light and glare from computer screens, making your office a safer place for your eyes. 

Reading glasses, Starting at $95 at Felix Gray

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