• 2012 Study Shows That Prolonged Sitting is Just as Bad for You as Smoking

    Sep 26, 2013 12:44:23 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    While you probably already know about the detrimental effects that smoking can have on your health, what you may not know is that sitting for long periods without standing up or moving around can actually have an impact on your body that's just as negative. A number of reports released in 2012 show that prolonged sitting causes a number of health problems that can become chronic and even shorten your life, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. While there is office furniture that promotes better posture and greater comfort while working, such as a corner standing desk, the more you sit at your job, the greater the risk becomes that you might develop these problems.

    The Physical Effects of Sitting

    Just as the toxins in cigarette smoke can shorten your life when you smoke for years on end, sitting can have a highly negative physical impact on your body as well. Few people sit correctly in their office chairs as it is, which can cause back and hip pain, nerve problems in the legs, and even numbness in the feet. However, prolonged sitting can cause more serious problems. When you sit for hours at a time, whether it's for work or at home when you're online, you are deadening the nerve impulses in your legs, which may cause swelling. Blood flow also decreases in this area and your body stops burning calories, which increases weight gain. The amount of good cholesterol that is produced in your body also drops drastically, which allows the bad levels to rise and may even contribute to diabetes. One way to combat this is to buy a corner standing desk, which keeps the leg muscles in use while you're working.

    How to Reduce Your Risk

    While this news is certainly alarming, especially if you sit for your job all day, there are things that you can do to reduce the risk of developing chronic and even life-threatening diseases. Talk to your supervisor about buying ergonomic furniture, such as a corner standing desk so that you can spend part of your work day standing up. This will help promote better blood flow. Walk as much as possible during the day and get up from your desk at least once every 30 minutes. If possible, stretch your legs and rotate your hips for five minutes if you can't take a quick walk. This will keep your muscles from becoming stiff and prevent atrophy.

    How Biomorph Can Help

    Buying a corner standing desk from is just one way that our company can help you live a more productive and healthy life. Our ergonomic office furniture promotes overall physical health while you're on the job and offers a number of solutions for the problems that come with prolonged sitting. Give us a call today at 888-302-DESK to talk about our wide selection of corner standing desks, ergonomic chairs, and everything else that you need to be successful and healthy, each and every day.  

  • Stand Up to Work: It Could Save Your Life

    Sep 9, 2013 7:09:24 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    If you haven’t heard of stand up desks, adjustable office furniture is increasingly recommended by health practitioners to those who have to work at desks for prolonged periods of time. Instead of sitting for hours on end, which has been shown to contribute to a number of health issues, adjustable desks from Biomorph offer their users the flexibility of changing their work environment at the push of a button or the turn of a crank handle.

    All of the desks and chairs in Biomorph’s offering were designed according to what’s best ergonomically-speaking for those who use them. The thing about office furniture, and that which makes it even more important for desks and chairs to be made adjustable, is that it’s not always the same people using a workstation. A person who is short in stature won’t have the same workstation requirements as someone who is over six feet tall, whether they wish to stand up and work or sit. With Biomorph sit to stand desks, however, people of all different shapes and sizes can comfortably work from either a sitting or standing position.

    Reducing the amount of time you spend sitting, in an effort to prevent this position’s detrimental health effects, isn’t as simple as taking a few more trips to the water cooler or surfacing to quickly stretch every couple of hours. Having the option to stand up while working can and will do good things for your health while also improving your productivity. To learn more about the benefits of a stand up desk from Biomorph, call us at 888-302-DESK.

  • You Owe it to Yourself! Change Your Posture, Improve Productivity & Your Health

    Sep 9, 2013 7:06:57 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    When you’re sitting at a desk for hours every day, you likely aren’t thinking about how your work position is affecting your posture, how that posture is affecting your productivity and what sitting in general for long periods of times is doing for your overall health.
    If you were to own a sitting and standing desk, one of the top of the line adjustable desks carried by Biomorph, you would experience both the immediate and long-term benefits of working in a position that’s better suited for good health and better productivity.
    When you have the option to change up your work position, say from sitting to standing, you provide your body with a much-needed break from a posture that’s unnatural and, over the long-run, exceptionally hard on your body. It’s amazing how quickly productivity can decline when a person is uncomfortable or has remained in the same position for too long. By simply adjusting the Biomorph desk to a standing position, you will notice a dramatic improvement in your productivity and your comfort.

    Over the long-term, reducing the amount of time you spend sitting can and will lower your risk of a variety of diseases like diabetes and heart disease, not to mention the countless physical injuries that can result from too much time sitting at a desk.
    Do something positive for your work environment. Improve your posture with a sitting and standing desk from Biomorph and enjoy the benefits for years to come! Call us at 888-302-DESK for more information on our line of products.

  • Biomorph Takes the Modern Home Office Desk to a Whole New Level

    Sep 9, 2013 7:01:37 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    When shopping for a new home office desk, most people are looking for the following; a durable desk with a great modern style that’s not only a functional work surface but also comfortable.  The only thing preventing most people from owning a modern home office desk with all these qualities and more is that they’re looking for them in all the wrong places!

    You Won’t Find Desks like these from Low-End Brands

    Whenever you buy a desk for your home office from a low-end brand, you’re forced to make sacrifices; style for quality or comfort for function. When you shop online or visit our NYC showroom, you will find everything you’re looking for in our great selection of modern, ergonomic office furniture.

    Our line of state-of-the-art desks is not only in-line with the latest style trends but all of our furniture is also fully adjustable, meaning every user, no matter their shape or size, can achieve the perfect fit. Biomorph desks are made of only the most durable materials, making them a wise long-term investment for both your home and your health. What’s more is that you will never find such high-quality office furniture from a low-end brand that can also convert to allow users to work from a standing position.

    There’s a desk for every discerning New Yorker in our line of furniture at Biomorph. Check out our selection online. Better yet, come see our ergonomic desks and chairs in person at our NYC showroom.

    Your Home Office Deserves a Desk from Biomorph

  • The Biomorph Difference: Quality Home Office Furniture

    Sep 9, 2013 6:57:36 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    There’s a distinct difference between the home office desks, furniture and other products offered by Biomorph and those you would find at a chain department store. While many business owners are willing to invest money into quality furniture for their office buildings, few think twice about buying poor-quality desks or furniture for their offices at home. Here are just a few of the many reasons you can and will experience the difference when you outfit your home office with desks and other furniture from Biomorph.

    Biomorph Furniture Lasts Longer

    When you add one of our desks or chairs to your home office, you’re making an investment that will outlast many of the other products on the market today—by a long-shot! Yes, the initial price tag for Biomorph furniture might be more than others, but you will be making a long-term investment in quality home office furniture rather than many smaller investments to replace poor-quality furniture that falls apart and isn’t comfortable. All of our desks and chairs are made from only the most durable materials so that every piece is built to last. When you buy Biomorph, you buy quality.

    You Deserve to be Comfortable when Working at Home

    Record the amount of time you spend in your home office over the course of one week and you will likely be surprised to learn that you sit at and use your desk a lot more than you had originally thought. At home, what seems like small tasks done at the computer, here and there, can add up to several hours a week. If you’re spending this time sitting at a desk or in a chair that isn’t well-suited to you or other people in your family, injuries can develop over time from poor posture and your risk of several health problems increases.

    Make an investment in your health and your home by outfitting your home-based office with furniture from Biomorph. Call us at 888-302-DESK today.

  • Yes, the Office Furniture You Choose will Affect Your Health

    Sep 9, 2013 6:54:01 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    When they think of workstations or office furniture, people often forget that it’s just as important, if not more important, for a desk to be properly fitted to the person using it as it is for the desk to be functional and able to coordinate with the existing decor. The good news is that you can find commercial office furniture that’s not only fully functional and in-line with latest style trends, but also designed with ergonomics and your health in mind. The solution is an adjustable desk from Biomorph.

    Biomorph offers a full range of home and workplace office furniture, including adjustable desks of various shapes and sizes as well as sit to stand desks that provide their users with the ultimate in comfort and practicality. No other commercial furniture on the market today can offer consumers a total solution for their working environment.

    It seems that every day another study is released that demonstrates the negative long-term effects of prolonged sitting. Health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart attacks are on the rise and part of the reason for this is because so many of us spend hours at a time, sitting at a desk. This doesn’t even include the long list of physical conditions, aches and pains that are caused by too much sitting and sitting at ill-suited workstations.

    Whether you have a home or commercial office, now’s the time to invest in the furniture that will help protect your health. Call 888-302-DESK to learn more about the line of Biomorph furniture that can and will be an asset to your health and well-being.

  • What You Will Get with Cheap Home Office Furniture

    Sep 9, 2013 6:51:04 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    The only thing people get when they buy cheap home office furniture is the short-term satisfaction of spending less money. Cheap furniture offers few rewards because it doesn’t last, wreaks havoc on the bodies of the people who own and use it, and can even increase people’s risk of a number of health conditions. Concerned? You should be.

    Forgo Cheap Furniture and Invest for the Long-term

    When you purchase cheap furniture for your home or your workplace, you only save money in the short-term, as poorly made furniture doesn’t last and, before you know it, you will be shopping to furnish your office yet again. Why not make a one-time investment in office furniture that will literally last a lifetime and continue to reward you with comfort and improved productivity, every time you use it?

    You Owe it to Your Health to Invest in Quality Office Furniture

    None of the cheap furniture people buy for their home or workplace offices can also claim to reduce the risk of a number of serious health conditions, including diabetes and heart attacks. When you shop at Biomorph for your home or workplace office furniture, our staff will help you select the chairs and desks that will not only provide you with exceptional comfort and functionality, but will also allow you to achieve the best possible fit, helping you reduce your risk of physical injury. What’s more is that our desks can convert to allow users to stand while they work, a position which doctors say is exponentially better for health.

    Weigh your options and decide whether cheap home office furniture will really satisfy your wants and needs now and in the future, or if a one-time investment in a Biomorph desk or one of the chairs from our selection might not be a smarter investment.

    Call us at 888-302-DESK to find the ideal office furniture for your home or workplace.

  • Use a Laptop? An Ergonomic Laptop Stand Could be Exactly What You Need to Optimize Comfort & Productivity

    Sep 9, 2013 6:45:52 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    If you’re a laptop user, you know how convenient it can be to take your computer with you, or to have an uncluttered workspace that doesn’t include the various components of a desktop computer, like a separate monitor, tower, keyboard and mouse. The downside of using a laptop, however, is that their design doesn’t typically allow for the most comfortable, let alone ergonomic, working posture. Having to look down at a monitor and being restricted to small keyboards can take its toll physically, especially if you use your laptop for long periods of time.

    The solution to your uncomfortable and unhealthy workspace? An ergonomic laptop stand or desk from Biomorph.

    When you choose an ergonomic stand or desk from the Biomorph selection, you have the ability to minimize the negative effects of the laptop’s design downfalls by adjusting your desk to the perfect height. What’s more is that Biomorph desks can also be adjusted to allow their users to stand while working, giving a laptop user even more ways to customize their workspace for ultimate comfort. If you’re looking for a durable, high-quality desk on which to use your laptop at home or work, look no further than the selection of compact Biomorph desks, such as the XO2 series, the Level series, or the Flexo series.
    If you use a laptop, you owe it to yourself to invest in a quality ergonomic workstation that will maximize comfort and productivity whether you’re filing taxes, sorting family photos, or completing projects for work, after hours.
    Call 888-302-DESK for more information on any of our products. Choosing a Biomorph desk or chair is always a smart investment.

  • Even Fit People are at Risk with Run of the Mill Office Furniture

    Sep 9, 2013 6:42:11 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    With all the studies showing the dangers of sitting for long periods of time, day after day, those who sit at desks but are fit have likely taken some solace in thinking that because they’re not overweight they won’t have the same level of risk as less-fit desk users. It’s scary, but those same studies have shown that you can’t reverse the negative effects of sitting for hours each day by hitting the gym after work.

    The only solution is to improve your work environment, specifically by choosing an adjustable desk that allows you the option of working while you stand. Biomorph carries the full range of desks that makes it possible for anyone and everyone to improve their comfort, productivity and overall health, whether they require an adjustable laptop desk stand for their home office or a large multimedia work station for their studio.

    Sitting is the Culprit

    So if you can’t reverse the damage you do to your body and your overall health when you sit all day by exercising regularly, the only solution is to change the way you work. Even if you were to add an adjustable desk, either for your laptop at home or your multi-monitored workstation at the office, and were able to stand for a portion of the day, reducing the amount of time you spend sitting, you would notice a significant improvement in the way you feel, physically and even mentally.

    Eating properly and exercising regularly are vital for good health, but don’t underestimate the importance of an adjustable desk or work station. Choose to stand and take a step in the right direction for your overall health and wellbeing.

    Visit our NYC showroom at 11 Broadway in the Financial District to find the perfect desk solution for you.

  • When it Comes to Comfort, Nothing Beats an Ergonomic Chair

    Sep 9, 2013 6:37:21 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson

    Often, when people go shopping for a computer chair, they go in search of the most comfortable computer chair without really knowing what kind of chair will provide its owner with long-lasting comfort for years to come. There’s no doubt about it, if you work at a desk for any length of time, you should be using an ergonomic chair. Here’s why:

    There are many reasons its smart to invest in an ergonomic chair, such as one from the top of the line selection of HAG and Humanscale chairs offered at the Biomorph showroom in NYC. The first of which is that nothing can compare to an ergonomic chair, when it comes to comfort. Designed according to the principles of ergonomics that allow individual users to achieve the most comfortable fit possible, anyone who uses a desk owes it to themselves—and their bodies—to invest in a HAG or Humanscale chair.

    When you choose a chair from our selection, you will not only find that it’s easier to sit for longer periods of time comfortably, but that you’re able to focus on your work, increasing your productivity, and you will be less distracted by how uncomfortable you are. Dozens of offices throughout NYC have already outfitted their offices with HAG and Humanscale chairs and are enjoying the improved productivity, as we speak.

    Most computer or office furniture on the market today was not built to last and people find that after a few years they’re re-investing in a new chair or desk. All of the products offered at Biomorph, including our selection of chairs and desks, are built to last and composed of only the most durable and high-quality components. You will see and feel the difference when you choose Biomorph!

    Coupling your ergonomic computer chair with an adjustable, sit to stand desk from Biomorph is the best way to achieve the ultimate in comfort for any work environment. Improve you health, your productivity and your happiness! Visit our NYC showroom or check out our selection online today.