Sit-Stand Desks - the New Cure for Office Workers

Prolonged sitting is now increasingly regarded as the “silent killer” – also referred to as “Sitting Disease”. According to a Study published in 2010 by the American Cancer Society Study in the American Journal of Epidemiology they found that:

  • Women who sat over 6 hours per day were 37% more likely to die sooner when compared to women who sat for 3 hours per day.
  • Men who sat over 6 hours per day were 18% more likely to die sooner than their standing counterparts.
  • Women were 94% and Men 48% more likely to die sooner compared with those who reported sitting the least and being most active.

This study linked prolonged sitting to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and a shorter lifespan. A truly frightening prospect – if not addressed by both Employers and Employees!

In most studies, the common message is that physical activity does not counteract the Negative effects of prolonged sitting.

The simplest non-exercise activity intervention you can do for yourself is to stand up. Getting out of your chair is like a wake-up call for your body! Engaging in a combination of postures has many benefits:

  • Strengthens leg, ankle and foot muscles
  • Improves balance
  • Mitigates formation of blood clots deep in the legs
  • Squeezes valves in the leg veins, pushing blood upward toward the heart
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Improves alertness
  • Encourages movement
  • Discourages "mindless" snacking
  • Allows deep breathing
  • Increases good HDL cholesterol levels
  • Decreases bad LDL cholesterol levels
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Is better for the back
  • Is a natural posture for humans
  • Is less fatiguing

CA Office Furniture & Design recently launched the Ascend Electric Sit-Stand Ergonomic Height Adjustable Desk Series, designed to promote healthy and ergonomic work environments that provide health-conscious workers with an opportunity to Sit or Stand for flexibility throughout the work day. The Electric Series offers dual-motor Electric Bases with synchronized design for smooth, long-lasting operation regardless of weight distribution. This option also includes adjustable leveling glides.

By providing Improved Space Planning and Ergonomic Office Layout & Designs (including Height Adjustable Desk Options) in Irvine, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego, CA Office Furniture & Design helps to improve the working conditions for employees. An effective ergonomics program will lower company’s OSHA lost time and restricted day injury rates.

CA Office Furniture & Design specializes in coordinating the office furniture requirements for Relocating and Expanding Businesses, anywhere in Southern California. We do Free Ergonomic Space Planning & Design as well as the Manufacturing & Installation of Furniture. Our ranges cover New Furniture, Refurbished Cubicles as well as Used Furniture.

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