Aug 20, 2015 2:00:51 PM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
Ergonomics has become a hot-button topic over the last few decades, and that means it has also been open to a lot of myths. People are oftentimes loathe to accept change and the use of office ergonomics is one change that some people have yet to accept, despite the research that suggests its importance.
One rumor or myth about ergonomics is that its study only deals with preventing major injuries not caused by normal office work. But the truth is that the standard proceeding of any desk job can lead to long term health problems and excessive sitting has become a major health concern in the United States.
While working, your posture should be added to your list of concerns, and doctors advise that you sit as close to your desk as possible while typing or doing other activities. You should also sit with your upper arms parallel to your spine and your lower arms perpendicular. This promotes a healthy posture that significantly improves circulation to your whole body. You should make sure that you have proper back support, as well, and a chair with ample lumbar support is key. The use of adjustable standing desks is also recommended, which can help with circulation in the legs, improve mood, reduce your risk of a whole host of diseases and promote greater work productivity.
Another circulating myth is that ergonomics are only a concern in the office environment. What studies have shown, however, is that the poorer the average person’s posture is at work, the worse it is at home. You probably relax much more when you’re sprawled out in your living room and generally ignoring your posture, but your posture should be one of your primary concerns even when you're relaxing in front of the television. The truth is this is an issue that exists outside of the work place, as well.
One solution that's considered to be a wise investment for overall long-term health is purchasing office or computer furniture that is ergonomically tested to promote a healthy and active working environment. A lot of office managers and owners are turned off by the option, because there's a myth that ergonomic furniture is expensive, but investing in quality ergonomic furniture for your staff can improve productivity and reduce the amount of time and money that's lost to workers' poor posture related injuries. An adjustable desk, for example, encourages workers to stand up and work at their computers for as much of the day as possible. In the long-run, quality computer furniture will save your business money.
Now that you know the truth about ergonomics, take a minute to browse the selection of standing desks and ergonomic chairs in the Biomorph collection.
Jul 16, 2015 8:49:19 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
May 12, 2015 2:00:00 PM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
There's a great deal of well-supported research demonstrating how health and work productivity dramatically improve when people spend less time sitting in chairs. Standing desks, like those in our line of premium, ergonomic office furniture, allow users to adjust their workstations, thereby reducing the number of hours they spend seated each day. But the key to better health and improved efficiency isn't just about standing while you work - it's about moving.
You're probably thinking that it would be nearly impossible for you to incorporate more movement into your day if you work at a computer and are expected to get anything done. In actuality, however, there are several clever ways you can not only limit the amount of time you spend sitting by converting your adjustable office desk to the standing position, but also increase the amount of moving you do, while you work.
Schedule Time with Your Adjustable Office Desk
Even those with an adjustable office desk can lose track of time and forget to adjust their desk and change their position. By simply scheduling time to stand, you can incorporate more movement into your day. Some people set alarms on their smart phones or use other helpful devices like the Wellness Switch, which reminds you when to stand and tracks the number of minutes you spend standing. This switch will even tell you how many calories you burned at the end of each day.
Move When You Stand to Work
Instead of just standing still while using your adjustable office desk (which can be just as uncomfortable as sitting for long periods of time), take the opportunity to stretch and move your legs. Knee bends, shifting your weight back and forth, swaying and even rolling your shoulders are all good ways to incorporate a little more movement while you work.
Pair Standing Desks with 'Active' Seats
Believe it or not, there are actually chairs and stools available that allow you to easily maintain movement and optimal posture while you sit at your desk. The Saddle Stool from Humanscale, for instance, keeps muscles engaged and active while you're seated. Moving from side to side at your workstation also helps to maintain circulation in your legs and keeps you alert.
If you're ready to reduce the health risks associated with the way you work and are looking to step up your productivity, start adding more movement to your work day. To begin, equip your workspace with an adjustable office desk that gets you up out of your seat and working from a more comfortable and healthful position. For information on what you'll need for a more active way to work, please call us: (888) 302-DESK.
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 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 6:17:27 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
Because no two people nor any two offices are the same, the line of products offered by Biomorph make it possible to find the perfect computer desk for every situation, office, user and/or purpose. Whether you require a small corner computer desk for your home office or a large desk with room enough to accommodate several monitors in your multimedia studio, we’ve got a desk solution for every need.
What’s great about the ergonomic desks from Biomorph is that whether you’re small in stature or 6’5, our desks can be adjusted to provide you with the perfect fit for working comfortably and efficiently. These adjustable desks are the perfect solution for the small business owner too, because they can be made to fit a variety of users quickly and easily, with the push of a button or the turn of a crank handle.
Then, when you need a computer desk for your small corner office, your large patient waiting room or your multi-purpose studio space, Biomorph’s computer and office furniture can be purchased in a variety of sizes, all of which are up-to-date with the latest style trends. Not only is our furniture functional and beneficial for your health, but it’s stylish too!
Check out our selection of desks online and choose the desk that’s right for your needs. While the XO2 or Level Series might be perfect for a small home office or PACS reading station, you may find that the large, Maxo or Personal Series are just right for your design or multimedia studio.
Call us at 1-888-302-DESK for more information on choosing the desk that’s right for you.
Sep 9, 2013 6:13:57 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
It’s hard to imagine something as simple as a computer desk saving your life, but as more and more studies demonstrate that sitting for extended periods of time at desks can lead to a whole host of health problems, it’s time people gave more thought to their home office computer desks, as well as those they use at their workplaces.
Oftentimes, people’s excuses for buying whatever is cheap or on sale for their home computer desks is that they don’t spend nearly as much time in their home office as they do at their place of employment. While it’s true that any person who sits at a desk for long periods of time at the office should, without a doubt, upgrade their furniture to that which is ergonomic and adjustable, it’s just as important that their home office furniture be the best-suited for their body size and build but also able to adjust to allow for a standing position.
Having an adjustable computer desk at home will not only allow for every member of your family to work comfortably but to also change their position from sitting to standing, because chances are most people greatly underestimate the number of hours each week they sit at their home office computer desks.
Be proactive about your health and don’t let too much time sitting at a desk that’s ill-suited for your shape increase your risk of some potentially serious health problems. Call Biomorph at 888-302-DESK for more information on our full range of ergonomic furniture.
Sep 9, 2013 6:01:53 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
Most home offices are either small in size or are multi-purpose rooms that regularly have a variety of different furniture and people squeezed into the space, at one time. There are a whole host of things for which people use the computer desk in their home, but the one thing that every home office has in common is the need for functional, comfortable office furniture that maximizes space.
When it comes to offices at home, corner computer desks provide a space-saving solution. When they’re tucked neatly in the corner of your home office, a corner computer desk provides a practical surface on which to work while also minimizing the amount of wasted space. When you choose a corner desk like that from Biomorph’s Plus Series, you can further maximize your use of the space with a desk that has two levels, one on which to keep your computer monitor and the other for typing and/or writing.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the home office is that any quality of furniture will suffice. Cheap, poorly designed desks, however, wear out long before they should and don’t provide their users with comfortable or functional work spaces. With Biomorph’s corner computer desks, your entire family can work comfortably on a work surface that was designed to maximize productivity, provide you with the best-possible fit and look great too. When you buy a Biomorph desk, you make a long-term investment that benefits your health and the work you do.
Call us at 1-888-302-DESK for help finding the perfect desk for your home or workplace office.
Sep 9, 2013 5:58:58 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
While it’s true that any computer desk offered by Biomorph will make a great a workstation for your home or office, a corner desk could be just the space-saving solution you’ve been searching for. When you choose to place a desk in the corner of your home or workplace office, you maximize the use of your space without compromising the size of the work surface.
While a corner computer desk for home or work can be found at virtually any big box office furniture store, there’s a significant difference in the quality and the level of function that’s possible with a corner desk from Biomorph. While chain stores only offer a few different types of corner computer desks, many of the desks offered at Biomorph are available in corner styles. This means that whether you plan to use your corner desk in your tiny home office or require a large desk with enough space to work while also accommodating multiple computer monitors, you can find exactly what you’re looking for at our NYC showroom.
While having options in terms of style and size are important when buying a corner desk, the fact that Biomorph desks are completely adjustable and even convert to allow their users to work from a standing position is what separates Biomorph corner desks from the rest.
If you’re in the market for a desk that will be a welcomed addition to your home or workplace office, visit our NYC showroom to see and experience the full potential of the incredible lines of office furniture offered at Biomorph.