CEO Jake Joraanstad was recently featured in Michael Simmons’s recent article on Entrepreneur.com
After examining some of my unhealthy habits, I identified one, small thing I could change to give myself better health. I drink Soylent, an on-the-go breakfast shake, for breakfast to make sure I get a good meal in.Recognized by the FDA as safe, it is a meal replacement shake packed with protein, carbs, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. In addition, Soylent shares their ingredient list (open source) and allows consumers to find, create and tinker with recipes so they can customize their nutritional needs.
By knowing what I’m having for breakfast I have one less decision to make when I start the day. Like most entrepreneurs, my days are long and eventful. Soylent has proven to be a simple and quick energy solution to get me through those long days.
–Co-founder Jake Joraanstad of Myriad Mobile
I started using a standing desk in September. After just two months, I noticed I have more stamina, more focus and a higher energy level throughout the day. I used to experience terrible back pain, but since using a standing desk, the pain has dramatically decreased. This got me curious: What are the health benefits of simply standing more? According to research out of England, standing just three hours a day during the workweek is the caloric-burning equivalent of running 10 marathons in one year. There is also a plethora of research to support reduced risks of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and early mortality. In fact, sitting for an hour is worse than smoking two cigarettes, according to another study.
It’s rewarding to know that we can help our team members stay healthy through something as simple and necessary as a desk.
— Co-founder Ryan Raguse of Myriad Mobile