Stylish Sit-to-Stand Desk Sets for Your Workspace November 03 2014
The latest ergonomic functionality & style!
Backcare Basics has teamed up with the newest manufacturer of sit/stand desks ... Upstanding Designs of New England. We are happy to introduce what we believe to be the most ergonomically functional and stylish desk and stool combination that we have ever seen. And, we've done it at a price that usually buys the desk alone.
We have been waiting for quite some time to pair up our Move Stool with the appropriate sit/stand desk. Basically, we did not see the mating of present industrial designed desks with the stylish functionality of the Varier stool very appealing for the money. The stylish Move Stool provides many body positioning options when an adjustable height desk is set to a standing height; a feature which is particularly appealing to the ergonomists we speak with. The Move Stool allows for "perching" while working at elevated desk heights and is as infinitely adjustable as this well thought out desk design itself. With the introduction of the Metropolitan Desk we discovered the best combination of style and functionality to match the capabilities of a great ergonomic stool and decided to offer this economical Desk-Stool Set option to our clients.
A Boston Globe article, published today, offers some great insight into the benefits of varying positions while at work vs. sitting or standing exclusively for long periods of time. Here are a couple of insightful excerpts ...
"More than a dozen studies conducted over the past decade suggest that too much sitting leads to more disability as we age, doubles the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and could even shorten our lifespan. For example, Harvard researchers found in a February study involving more than 92,000 women that the more time participants spent sitting at work, driving, or watching TV, the greater their risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, or strokes."
"Such news may have contributed to a 50 percent rise in the sales of standing desks over the past year as more companies invest in them for their employees." The article states.
And ... “Standing all day isn’t the answer,” said Alan Hedge, a design and ergonomics professor at Cornell University. “That’s where we were 100 years ago, and we needed to develop chairs to prevent curvature of the spine, backaches, and varicose veins.”
A hot topic today? I'll say, but we at Backcare Basics have been working to help folks get into the correct positions at work and play for many years. Active Sitting is delivered by virtually all the products we sell for office and home but the Metropolitan Desk and the Move Stool may be the perfect solution to helping sit/standers assume many many different positions while providing the flexibility of moving on the job.