Sep 26, 2013 1:05:34 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
As technology increases, so do jobs that require long periods of sitting, typing, and gazing at computer screens. If you sit more than six hours at your job on a daily basis, you may be doing much more damage to your body than you realize, particularly to your muscles. Even if you sit at an ergonomic computer desk, sitting for long periods can damage the muscles in your hips, legs, and even your arms. Throughout the day, if you sit without frequent breaks, fail to stretch, or do other movements that have a positive affect on your body, working out before or after work likely won’t be enough to reverse the muscle break down or atrophy.
How Muscle Damage Occurs
Working at an ergonomic computer desk is a step in the right direction as far as avoiding sitting-related illness, but you still need to move around during the day to prevent long-term damage to a number of muscle groups. The major cause of this is gravity, which pulls down on your body as you sit and puts pressure on muscles in your hips and legs. Since the human body wasn't meant to be locked in a sitting position for hours on end, you may notice that daily aches and pains are growing worse the longer you sit. While an ergonomic computer desk can help alleviate some of these aches, you should take these pains as a warning that you're not taking enough breaks from sitting, and need to strongly consider switching to an adjustable standing desk.
Muscle Atrophy and Sitting
Even when you sit at an ergonomic computer desk, your muscles remain slack and are constantly being subjected to the pressure of the weight of your own body bearing down on them. This is especially true of the muscles in your torso, belly, and upper legs. The more weight they are subjected to, the more damage that is done. Additionally, when you sit for long periods of time, the less blood blow there is for the hips and legs. This can lead to muscle atrophy, numbness, and pain that may eventually be permanent. An ergonomic computer desk can help you to sit more correctly and improve your blood flow, but your muscles will suffer from atrophy the longer you sit. The only solution is an adjustable standing desk and more frequent breaks. When muscles become flabby, they can suffer damage more easily than if they were toned.
Biomorph: a Better Way to Work
When you log onto www.biomorphdesk.com to view an ergonomic computer desk, a sit and stand desk, or another of our quality products, you are on your way to a healthier overall working environment. You can shop on our site any time of the day or night, and our knowledgeable staff is always on hand. You can even chat live with them when you log on so that you can ask them any questions you may have concerning our line of ergonomic products. Whether you choose a new chair or an ergonomic computer desk that easily adjusts for a standing position, keep in mind that taking frequent breaks from sitting and doing a number of helpful exercises during those breaks will keep your muscles toned and healthy.
Sep 26, 2013 12:57:40 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
Sep 26, 2013 12:44:23 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
Sep 9, 2013 7:09:24 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
Sep 9, 2013 7:06:57 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
Sep 9, 2013 7:01:37 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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
Sep 9, 2013 6:57:36 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
Sep 9, 2013 6:54:01 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
Sep 9, 2013 6:51:04 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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 & ProductivitySep 9, 2013 6:45:52 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.