You may have read about the results of a ground breaking research project into the effectiveness of sitting less at work – the SMART Work programme. This is the largest standing desks research project of its kind worldwide from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.
The traditional "office empire" is experiencing radical change as we move towards a new future where Working From Home (WFH) becomes the "new norm" for millions of us. More and more companies are completely re-thinking their workplace strategy and this means it is highly probable we will experience a complete flip in the acceptance of WFH as our primary workplace. The future office will be the place we travel into less frequently and more specifi
Many of us are having to hastily transform a corner of the house into a makeshift workstation as more and
more businesses ask their office workers to work from home. If you are one of the millions in this situation,
it is important to make sure you do it properly to ensure you apply the basic measures to improve your health,
posture and productivity.
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.
Like our ever-increasing number of customers, we know that our adjustable desks are the best you can buy, so it’s good to know the press agrees. Here are some of the latest headlines on the Sit-Stand.Com range.
Testers at Germany’s Ask George organisation – the equivalent of the UK’s Which? have declared our Yo-Yo DESK® MINI ‘best desk riser’, giving it close to top marks in a comparison test against other brands.
Thought you knew all about active working? Well, we’ve found a new way to help you beat sedentary habits, boost calorie burn, and keep health problems at bay – and even better, you can get your hands on one at £50 discount if you pre-order before the end of September 2019.
It’s Facilities Show week, and we are looking forward to meeting existing and new customers on our stand (HW4414) at ExCel London, where we will be showcasing our Nordic-inspired FLYTTA® 2 height adjustable desk – judged BEST BUY standing desk 2019 by The Independent newspaper.
Our child-sized Yo-Yo DESK® LEARN is a massive hit with the teachers and pupils who have been testing it out in the classroom. “I would have a classroom full of these standing desks if I could,” says teacher Kerryn Witting, who teaches Year 2 and is also her school’s Healthy Schools Leader.
Many office workers who spend most of their day at a desk complain of neck, shoulder or back pain. This pain is often caused by poor posture. Slouching over a keyboard can lead to hunched shoulders. This constant tension can cause tight back and shoulder muscles that ache even after the workday ends.
“Middle-aged workers spend more time sitting down than OAPs” is the headline all over today’s press. That’s not news to us at Sit-Stand.Com, of course! As sponsors of the Active Working Summit, we are more than familiar with statistics that show the prevalence of the ‘sitting disease’.
Nearly 200 international delegates and experts gathered in London last week for the third Active Working Summit, hearing that while the evidence for health benefits of reducing sedentary behaviour in the workplace is indisputable, there is a long way to go before our working habits change for the good.
An article recently published, in BMC Public Health, analysed the public response to media coverage of a health statement commissioned by Active Working. The article looked to find out whether the recommendation that officer workers should aim to stand or do light activity (e.g. walk) for 2-4hrs a day, had been publicly well received or not.
Last week was a milestone for Sit-Stand.Com, when we showcased our growing family of solutions at the Facilities Show 2016, in London ExCel. What excited me in particular was the number of people excited about all our Sit-Stand solutions, and how appreciation of the benefits of these products has grown rapidly and is beginning to become more clearly understood.
Standing desks have generated a lot of news and considerable hype over the last few years, much of the issues are widely covered on our Get Britain Standing campaign. Active Working CIC is leading the global insight and evidence based research on sedentary behaviour.
At Active Working we are keen to promote the health benefits of adjustable or sit-stand workstations. It is important to emphasize the latest advice from the experts at the Ergonomics Program at Colorado State University’s Office of Risk Management and Insurance, who believe the focus of our Get Britain Standing campaign has been placed on standing more and sitting less, when the mixture of the two postures is most important.