Omron HJ-321 Tri Axis Pedometer
This walk tracker features sensor technology to accurately count steps and calculate calories burned. Hand these out this summer, and challenge your staff to weekly or monthly competitions.
Cost: $27, Amazon.com
Upgrade: If you’re willing to splurge, sign up your business for a corporate gym membership. With locations nationwide, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gym offer group rates.
Cost depends on company size and location; locations at LAFitness.com and GoldsGym.com
Reduce pollutants and other indoor allergens by buying a group of peace lilies for the office. Peace lilies top environmentalists’ lists for removing volatile air pollutants, helping employees breathe easier. Plus, these office plants are easy to care for—shade and weekly watering are all peace lilies require.
Cost: $6.99 to $49.99, Amazon.com
Keurig OfficePRO Brewing System
Bad office coffee is a thing of the past with the Keurig OfficePRO Brewing System. With this much-more-than-a-coffee-machine, employees get their pick of more than 200 flavored beverages, from the standard morning cup of joe to hot chocolates and teas.
Cost: $129.95, Keurig.com
Upgrade: For a sleeker look, a choice of four cup sizes and a larger system with an interactive touchscreen, splurge on the Keurig OfficePRO Premier Brewing System. Cost is $249.95, Keurig.com
Ice Cream Social
Who says ice cream socials are just for kids? One Hour Parties offers rentable ice cream carts fully equipped with mouthwatering summer treats to businesses across the country. (It serves 80-plus areas in the United States.)
Cost: From $195 cart fee per four-hour rental, plus the cost of ice cream novelties, OneHourParties.net
FruitGuys was founded on the idea that bringing healthy “brain food” to the office can boost employee productivity (and businesses’ bottom lines) by attacking the afternoon slump. The San Francisco-based company delivers boxes of high-quality, fresh fruit directly to offices, houses and schools nationwide.
Cost: Boxes start at $17.75, FruitGuys.com
Also try: If your employees prefer crunchier snacks, Crispy Green’s single-serving snack packs of dried fruit are a unique and healthy twist on traditional chips and pretzel bags. Crispy Fruit can be found online or at select grocery stores nationwide. Cost is $7.99 per 6-pack
Spice up the office essentials with ThinkGeek’s spin on basic office supplies. Choose from a USB toaster hub and toast thumbdrives, Origami sticky notes,
LEGO storage boxes and other wacky but useful tools.
Cost: From $2.99, ThinkGeek