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When choosing the computer workstation furniture for their offices, not enough employers consider how their employees' posture will affect the business' bottom-line. Instead, too many business owners only think about how the furniture they buy will influence their bottom-line and, thus, look for furniture with the lowest price tags possible.

 

But, if more employers took the time to consider how sitting for extended periods of time kills employees' work productivity and negatively affects moods, they would realize that investing in standing desks and ergonomic chairs is a totally worthwhile business decision.

 


 




Sitting Drains Energy & Affects Productivity

A study conducted in support of the Take-a-Stand Project showed that workers feel more energetic and productive when they're not sitting at a desk all day. Poor posture can make you feel uncomfortable and sluggish, which means you will spend more time fidgeting in your chair or trying to focus than you will actually working on the task at hand. If you want to avoid that afternoon slump where everyone's productivity tanks, provide your staff with standing desks that allow them to easily change their position throughout the day.

 

 

Less Sitting Promotes a Happier Workplace

In a study out of the University of Tasmania, on the psychological impacts of sitting all day, researchers found that workplaces where employees didn't sit for longer than three hours each day had lower rates of anxiety and depression. It goes without saying that both of these bi-products of prolonged sitting can and do affect work productivity and can lead to greater numbers of sick days, too. If this is the case and all that's needed to create a happier, healthier workplace is a change in computer workstation furniture, it seems like switching to standing desks should be a fairly obvious business decision.

 

If you're ready to improve productivity levels and the overall mood at your workplace, take a minute to browse the selection of Biomorph standing desks. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about a particular product.

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Few people who work at desks all day haven't heard that their seated posture is killing them.

May seem like an exaggeration, but the truth is that without a standing desk and ergonomic chairs that promote healthy work postures, you are, in fact, negatively affecting your overall health. And, while most people are aware of the fact that sitting isn't good for them, few know how poor posture actually influences their health.


 

The Brain


 

When you sit in an unhealthy posture for long periods of time, blood clots can form and,

if they travel to the brain,they can cause a stroke.



The Neck

 

Believe it or not, fluid that builds in the legs while you're sitting for long periods of time can travel up to the neck at night,

when you're lying down, and exacerbate an existing sleep apnea problem.

 

The Heart & Lungs 


The Heart:

Sitting for long periods of time and not getting enough exercise are often contributing factors for heart disease.


The Lungs:

For people who have heart attacks, fluid collects in the lungs first.

This is similar to how fluid build in the legs, after sitting for long periods of time, and then travels to the neck.

 

The Arms:

 

 

An active lifestyle that doesn't include sitting for extended periods of time can help reduce the risks of hypertension and high blood pressure. Poor posture also contributes to a variety of repetitive-stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

The Stomach 

 

Because the enzymes that are required to burn fat lie in blood vessels that can be shut off because of prolonged sitting, there's a higher risk of obesity. Colon cancer is another serious repercussion of a sedentary lifestyle.


The Legs:

 

When you sit for long periods of time, fluid builds in the legs which, as I've noted above, can travel to other parts of the body and cause serious problems. 


 As you can see, spending a great deal of time sitting does, in fact, have a negative effect on the whole body. Incorporating more movement in your day, via a standing desk, and maintaining the best possible posture when you are seated, via ergonomic chairs, is the absolute best way to prevent these potentially serious health issues.

 

Ready to change the way you work? Browse our selection of ergonomic chairs and adjustable desks now.

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For many of us, working at a computer for several hours each day is a job requirement that's not about to change any time soon. The problem, however, with sitting for long periods of time at work and then adding to our daily sit count when we commute and watch TV in the evenings is that it takes a toll on our health.

 

Perhaps you've already experienced some of the negative effects of sitting, such as aches and pains in various parts of your body. Or, maybe statements made by medical researchers that include sitting is just as bad for your health as smoking are enough to have you looking for some ways to make your work habits a little healthier.

 

Today's post includes some healthy work habits that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine and that will not only help to minimize the effects of long-term sitting

but also improve productivity!

 


 

 

Re-evaluate Your Workstation


Many people would think it's a stretch to say that their computer furniture is killing them, but research shows sitting at a desk puts

people at a higher risk for a whole host of health problems, while poor posture takes its toll on your body and reduces work productivity. By simply switching to a sit stand workstation, where your desk can be easily adjusted to allow you to stand while you work for at least some of the day, you can dramatically reduce your risk and improve productivity.

 

Standing keeps your muscles active and your mind alert while also helping with circulation.

 

 


Break from Sitting, Wherever & Whenever Possible


Even if you own a sit stand workstation and are actively incorporating more standing time into your day, it's important for you to take regular breaks and to make a point of moving your body. Instead of emailing your co-worker whose office is down the hall, get up and walk to ask them a question.

 

Take a few minutes to stretch out your legs, arms, neck and shoulders. Eat lunch in a place other than your desk, and if possible, get outside whenever you can.



 

Watch What You Eat & Drink


Throughout the work day, drink plenty of water and avoid the sugary beverages that are full of empty calories and will only send you into an afternoon slump.

 

Keep healthy snacks on hand, as it's easy to overeat while you're focused on something other than what you're putting in your mouth.




Add Exercise to Your Day


While adopting movement-friendly computer furniture and moving more throughout the day will help reduce your risk of injury and other health issues, getting regular exercise is also a great way to improve your productivity.

 

Start your day with a brisk walk or run, attend a fitness class or head to the gym.   

 


It's time to do something positive for your health and your work productivity! Upgrade your computer furniture to a sit stand workstation that's capable of keeping your body active and your mind sharp.

Browse the selection of premium computer furniture from Biomorph now.

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If you sit at your job for a living, then you may have already heard about how prolonged sitting can negatively impact your health. In order to battle the problems that are caused by sitting from six to eight hours a day, which can include diabetes, obesity, and even muscle atrophy, there are several quick and easy exercises that you can do right at your desk to reduce the risk of chronic illness that can shorten your life. These exercises, coupled with using sit and stand desks, can greatly reduce the chances of sitting-related diseases.

The Magic Carpet Ride

To strengthen your arms and reduce belly fat, pull your legs and feet up onto your chair and cross your legs. Then, using only the muscles in your arms, push yourself out of the chair slowly while you pull in your stomach muscles. This will work your abs and strengthen your arms at the same time. Hold the position for as long as you can, or up to twenty seconds. Make sure that your chair is stable before you attempt this exercise. If you are using sit and stand desks at your workstation and have been sitting for more than an hour, take a break and do the exercise.

The Tricep Desk Dip

This exercise works best with a solid table and isn’t recommended for use with sit and stand desks. Sit on the table or desk with your feet on the floor and your hands braced on the desk on either side of your body. Slowly move your buttocks off the desk and bend at the knees while you keep your feet together. Repeat the bend up to twenty times, and this will strengthen your arms, particularly where muscle tends to weaken. Make sure that your feet are on a secure surface where they won't slip.

Simple Shoulder Spin

While sit and stand desks is the best way to ensure that you stay healthy at work, the shoulder spin can maintain and even increase flexibility. While you sit up straight in your chair, reach your left hand behind your back with your palm facing outward. With your right hand, reach down and try and touch your left hand. If you can, touch and hold for up to twenty seconds and then switch hands. This exercise may take some practice, but it can help you to increase the flexibility in your shoulder and arm muscles.

Biomorph Furniture Solutions

While all of these exercises can benefit you at your sit down job, sit and stand desks are the best way to avoid the medical issues that can come from prolonged sitting. For the best in ergonomic furniture, including chairs and sit and stand desks, check out our range of products online or give us a call today at 888-302-DESK. Browse our selection 24/7 and talk to one of our expert customer service agents today to discover how Biomorph can help you work in a day-to-day environment that will keep you healthy, happy, and productive.

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If you hit the gym before work every day, that morning workout may not be doing as much for you as you think. According to a recent New York Times article, sitting at a desk for more than six hours a day can actually put you at a greater risk for a number of diseases that can drastically shorten your life, such as diabetes and heart disease. Recently, more and more people have been turning to ergonomic solutions, such as the stand-up desk, to reduce this risk.

Why Exercise Has Little Impact

Many people who sit at their jobs probably don't think about the damage that it does to their bodies, particularly if they are otherwise active. However, recent studies show that sitting for long periods of time, particularly at a desk, negates any type of exercise done during the day. This means that if you work out for an hour in the morning, it is not going to benefit your body in the same way if you sit the rest of the day. One way that many people are trying to battle this problem is by using a stand-up desk, which greatly reduces the time spent sitting on the job.

Other Factors

There are other factors that also have a canceling-out effect on any kind of exercise you might do during the day when you sit for a living. Whether you sit at a desk in an office instead of using a stand-up desk, work from home and have an ill-fitting chair, or even if you sit on the couch for hours at a time after work, there are other habits associated with sitting that have a poor effect on your overall health. The biggest factor is poor diet because in many cases, people who have desk jobs don't eat right when it comes to breakfast and lunch. They often eat meals on the go, snack more, and eat more fast food. Some people even eat sitting at their desks, and if they eat fatty fast food every day, that 20 minute walk they took that morning isn't going to have any kind of positive affect on their bodies. Another factor that can have a negative impact is sitting posture. Many people do not sit at their desks correctly, which leads to back pain, numbness in the extremities, and other skeletal and joint problems. Buying a stand-up desk can alleviate some of these factors and discourage you from getting too used to sitting at your job all day.

The Biomorph Solution

If you would like to make a healthier choice when it comes to ergonomics, then call Biomorph today at 888-302-DESK to order a stand-up desk, ergonomic tables, and other high-quality furniture that can improve both your health and quality of life. Your job shouldn't have to endanger your health, and we can help you discover ergonomic solutions that will have a positive impact on your daily life, no matter how you make a living.

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Even if you already know that practicing ergonomics at work can help to improve your posture while you're sitting at your desk, studies that were released last year show that prolonged sitting can cause a variety of problems that may shorten your life much in the same way that the toxins in cigarette smoke take years off a smoker's life. These studies showed that people who sat for six to eight hours a day or more at their job at a continuous pace developed a number of health problems, gained a great deal of weight, and some of them even developed deadly illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. These reports have prompted many companies to offer their employees a standing desk, which can battle the negative effects of excessive sitting.

How Sitting Causes Poor Oxygen Intake

Just as cigarette smoke constricts the blood vessels and causes poor oxygenation of the blood cells, sitting at a computer desk all day can impede air flow to the lungs. When you slump forward in your chair to peer at your computer screen, you're cramping your lungs and restricting normal breathing. This can lead to several problems that reach far beyond bad posture and a sore back: a restricted air flow can cause feelings of lethargy, a lack of focus, and even painful daily headaches. Working at a standing desk for part of the day will not only allow you to be more mobile and improve blood flow to the body, but you will breathe easier as well, especially when you stand up straight.

Finding a Healthy Balance

While working at a standing desk can help to improve your oxygen intake, standing all day can be hard on your feet and legs, particularly if you're older. Desks like these allow you to do some of your working standing up, but they can also be adjusted easily so that you may sit some of the time, keeping you at your optimum health. A standing desk isn't a single solution to the problems that can be caused by sitting hunched over a computer desk all day, but rather part of an office furniture rotation that can be used to improve your daily health. Sitting, standing, and walking should all be a part of your office regimen, as well as quick and easy stretches that you can do at your desk. The more you can improve your oxygen and blood flow, the healthier you will be.

Biomorph: Part of a Healthy Workplace

For ergonomic solutions at your workplace, call us at 888-302-DESK or visit our New York City showroom at 11 Broadway to browse our quality selection of office furniture such as chairs, desks, lighting, and even ergonomic storage solutions for your small or large office. We can help you find a standing desk that's the perfect fit for you and your work space, even if you have never owned an ergonomic piece of furniture before. Your job shouldn't have to be detrimental to your health, and we can help you with solutions that are both affordable and effective, no matter your occupation.

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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 biomorphdesk.com 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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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