Christmas is the perfect excuse to splash out on a gift that will help the recipient live a healthier working life. We recommend the following goodies for a Merry Christmas and a Happy (healthy) New Year.
For the kids: Research from Decathlon reveals that 77% of parents reckon they get more exercise than their children, and that the kids are the least active members of their household. Meanwhile, NHS stats indicate that more than one in five schoolchildren in Year 6 (aged 10-11) is technically obese.
So anything you can do to get your offspring off their backsides and on their feet has to be a good idea, right?
Encourage activity at home with a Christmas gift of the stylish, wheeled Yo-Yo DESK® LEARN: fun to use, looks good around the home, and is perfect for homework, craft projects, watching YouTube, checking social media as well as doing homework.
For your gaming teenager: Know a teenager who doesn’t like spending time on a device? No, us neither. Computer game addition has been recognised by the World Health Organization as an official disorder, with related health concerns including insufficient physical activity, unhealthy diet, problems with eyesight or hearing, musculoskeletal problems and sleep deprivation.
Help keep your gaming teen active by getting them an electric standing desk for Christmas: at least they’ll be spending some of that gaming time on their feet. Many gamers find an adjustable sit-stand desk actually enhances their experience as they remain more engaged and energetic.
Choose a desk from the sturdy Yo-Yo DESK PRO® range which offers electric motors and plenty of space for multiple screens as well as room for all the keyboards, headphones, mobile phone holders and gaming consoles that are an essential part of every tech-teen’s armoury.
For mum: If you’re looking for a joint-boosting way to help the matriarch of your household take the weight off her feet, we suggest our beautiful Swopper stool as a useful and beautiful Christmas gift. Customers include the high-fashion Stella McCartney brand – so she’ll be in good company.
Using the Swopper helps you stay moving even when you’re sitting down, meaning you will engage core muscles, strengthen your back and raise metabolism. The seat cover comes in a wide range of appealing colours, and you can choose whether to have it on a static stand or castors.
It is light and compact so easy to store, use as an occasional seat at the desk, hobby station or table – you could even lend it to your other half while they do the ironing.
For dad: One of our latest products is already proving a hit with active workers who want to keep their energy outputs high through the working day and beyond. The Yo-Yo DESK® BIKE comes on castors so it’s easy to wheel around the house (or office) for use while you check emails after a day at work, or to read documents while you pedal. The attached desk removes for when you want to use the Yo-Yo DESK® BIKE with an existing desk. Definitely a Christmas winner.
For Grandma or Grandad: Older people need to stay as active as the rest of us. The NHS recommends that light activity on an ongoing basis for those aged 65 and over is a means to help maintain and improve strength, balance and flexibility.
So if the grandparents in your family spend a lot of time sitting down, perhaps in front of the computer or crafting, we recommend a standing desk riser such as our Yo-Yo DESK® SLIM, with its easy to handle lighter frame and single lever operation.
Team it with one of our anti-fatigue Yo-Yo DESK® MATs to provide vital joint support for older limbs.
For your best friend: Available in a gorgeous range of colours, sleek and portable, the FREEDESK Deluxe is a thoughtful gift for any bestie. Swedish-designed, it weighs just 3kg and folds completely flat to tuck away when not in use. It is the perfect use-anywhere, instant standing desk solution.