Oct 3, 2013 2:13:47 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
When you sit at a desk all day at work, you're risking a great deal more than just a stiff neck or a sore rear end. Reports that emerged in 2012 show that sitting all day can cause the development of chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and even morbid obesity. In order to combat these issues, there are a number of things that you can do, such as working at an ergonomic standing desk and practicing yoga. The movements and stretches that are performed during yoga not only promote greater flexibility, but they can also ease tension and help you to improve the flow of oxygen to the body.
Yoga Works All Parts of the Body
While an ergonomic standing desk will help you maintain a greater sense of movement and flexibility during your work day, practicing yoga will help you work out the kinks in your back, neck, and legs that you did pick up during those eight hours at the office. Yoga is a great solution to the problems that are often caused by prolonged sitting, and by doing a number of different positions each night after work, you can work different parts of the body that may be affected. The arms, legs, hands, hips, and even your wrists and fingers are all involved in a variety of yoga moves, and many of them are simple to perform. You do not have to be an expert to try these moves, but you should be careful and start off slowly.
Yoga Moves That Combat Prolonged Sitting
While there are a number of yoga moves that you can do, there are some that are particularly good for your body if you must sit for long periods or if you don't have access to an ergonomic standing desk. Some moves, such as the mountain pose, the fish pose, and the bound angle pose can stretch the back muscles, open up airways that may become cramped from leaning forward over a desk all day, and stretch and open the hips to relieve back and sciatica pain. When you first attempt these moves, don't rush; yoga is all about relaxation and a focus on what your body is doing, not how fast you can achieve it. Some moves, such as slow neck stretches, can even be performed during the day when you take a break in your office.
Enhancing Your Yoga with Furniture from Biomorph
Call us today at 888-302-DESK to learn more about how an ergonomic standing desk can be part of a healthy office regimen that includes ergonomic awareness and yoga. We have a large variety of desks, chairs, and other office equipment that will contribute to a healthier work environment so that you feel energized and alert throughout your work day. Our furniture, when combined with healthy lifestyle choices such as yoga, will help you to maintain a healthy mind and body, no matter where you work or what demands you face on a daily basis.
Oct 2, 2013 3:52:36 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
Regardless of your occupation, if you sit more than six hours a day, recent studies have shown that this can have a negative impact on your health and even shorten your life. A sedentary lifestyle that includes eight hours or more of sitting for a job greatly increases the chances of developing a number of chronic illnesses, even if you exercise regularly. If your job includes a great deal of sitting, particularly in non-ergonomic chairs, you may be shortening your life without even being aware of it.
Why Sitting is Unhealthy
Even if you're an active person, exercise isn't a cure-all when it comes to sitting for long periods during the day without breaks. In fact, if you sit for more than eight hours a day, any exercise that you do won't reverse the effects of the prolonged sitting. There are several reasons for this, but according to a Medical Daily article, one of the biggest reasons is because human bodies are not built to remain in a fixed position for hours on end, particularly if that position impedes blood flow to the legs. Unless you use ergonomic chairs at your workstation, prolonged sitting can cause swelling in the legs and feet, chronic back pain, and even kidney problems.
Sitting Often Contributes to Chronic Illness
The studies conducted on prolonged sitting have revealed some shocking facts that may surprise you. For example, if you have a desk job that requires you to sit for hours on end, you run a greater risk of developing chronic illnesses that may shorten your life, such as heart disease, diabetes, nerve damage, and obesity. Ergonomic chairs will help a great deal by allowing you to sit with the optimum comfort and correct posture, but it's also important that you take breaks every hour as well. One of the biggest negative consequences of these chronic illnesses is that once you develop them, they are difficult or even impossible to reverse. Not only can these diseases shorten your life, but they will also cost thousands of dollars in medical treatment as well. To avoid this possibility, ask your employer to provide you with ergonomic chairs and opportunities to take a break from sitting at least once every 45 to 60 minutes.
Biomorph Can Help
For ergonomic chairs, desks, and other quality office furniture that can help prevent physical problems that stem from prolonged sitting, come visit Biomorph's showroom in the heart of New York City at 11 Broadway, New York. We have a wide selection of ergonomic office furniture and can help you choose chairs, desks, and other equipment that's tailor made to your own specific needs. If you must sit for your job, you don't have to suffer or risk your health to do so, and our affordable products will help you avoid the health issues that come from poor posture and inferior chairs. Visit us today and discover a way to better health through ergonomics.
Sep 27, 2013 11:59:11 PM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
If you sit at a desk all day for your job, you may be alarmed to know that studies conducted last year by the University of Sydney and published via The Washington Post show that not only is sitting all day for your job detrimental to your health, but it could actually be deadly. The study showed that people under the age of 45 who sit for their jobs are 15 percent more likely to die from a number of causes, and that this number nearly triples for people over the age of 45. Many companies are becoming more aware of these alarming statistics and are turning to ergonomic furniture to help their employees remain healthy.
Prolonged Sitting: Myth vs. Fact
You might believe that sitting at your desk all day isn't bad for you as long as you take regular breaks and exercise every day, but the studies that were done by the University of Sydney show that doing these things didn't affect their statistics. Even those who sit at their desks and don't feel as if they're uncomfortable are still at great risk for joint pain, chronic back pain, and other ailments. Over the course of the study, nearly seven percent of office workers who were being polled died (over a course of four years,) but it is unclear what their risk factors were. Even if you're not overweight and are in good health, the older you get, the higher these risk factors are for you, even if there's nothing physically wrong with you at present. The best solution to the problem is to stop sitting so much, and ergonomic furniture can help.
What Are the Risks?
Over 200,000 people were polled for the University of Sydney study, and among the risks that came from prolonged sitting included conditions and illnesses that affect every part of the body. Some of these risks are tied to obesity, which can actually increase the likelihood of other health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, breathing problems, and even neurological problems. However, the introduction of ergonomic furniture can help reduce the risk of developing these problems and contribute to longer lives. Some of this furniture includes standing desks, which allow you to work at your station without having to sit all day. When you sit less, you're healthier overall. Ergonomic furniture also comes in a wide variety of styles to suit any body type, so no matter if you're short or tall, you will be able to find a unit that fits you comfortably.
Discover a Healthier Way to Work
Whether you work from home or out of an office and sit all day, you can reduce your risk of premature death and a number of deadly illnesses by purchasing ergonomic furniture from Biomorphdesk.com. Call us today at 888-302-DESK, or log onto our website to shop our complete line of computer furniture 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your job shouldn't have to be the death of you, and Biomorph can help you discover a healthier way to work, each and every day.
Sep 9, 2013 6:37:21 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
Sep 9, 2013 6:33:01 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
Despite the fact that people spend several hours each week sitting at their desks or workstations at home or the office, far too many individuals give too little thought to the type of chair they use, and often resort to buying cheap, poorly made chairs that wear out quickly and are detrimental not only to their productivity but also to their health.
Just think about it; you spend more time sitting in the chair at your desk than you do in your car each week, and yet you don’t think twice about spending tens of thousands of dollars on a car. Why, then, when the right desk chair can and will improve your productivity and lower your risk of disease would you be so quick to settle for less than the best?
Biomorph is proud to be an accredited dealer for two of the most state-of-the-art ergonomic chair manufacturers: HAG and Humanscale. If you’re interested in improving your work environment—ten-fold—a high back ergonomic chair from either of these outstanding companies, paired with a Biomorph desk, will be a wise investment. What’s more is that when you buy high back ergonomic chairs from Biomorph, you enjoy discounts not offered by other dealers.
If you’re ready to revolutionize the way you work, consider adding a top-quality, ergonomic chair to your home or workplace office. Call us at 888-302-DESK to learn more about the selection of HAG and Humanscale chairs offered at Biomorph, and the selection of colors and fabrics we carry.
Sep 9, 2013 6:28:27 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
If you work at a desk, or are forced to sit for several hours each day, chances are you’ve experienced some amount of back pain. If you’re lucky, you’ve only experienced a small amount of stiffness, but for many people, back pain caused from too much sitting develops into serious and even long-term physical injury. If you’re in need of a solution to your aches and pains, or you’re interested in preventing these types of injuries, take a look at the selection of top quality, ergonomic chairs from HAG and Humanscale that are offered at Biomorph in the Financial District.
Ergonomic Chairs for Back Pain: Not Every Desk Chair was Created Equal
While many lower-end brands would claim to sell comfortable desk chairs, none can compete with the selection of chairs we offer, when it comes to comfort, durability and design. To put it simply, if it isn’t ergonomic, it won’t be comfortable.
The chairs from HAG or Humanscale truly are a cut above the rest, used by discerning customers around the world who would rather invest their money into something that will last a lifetime and protect their physical wellbeing, then spend money on poorly-made, ill designed chairs that fall apart and do little good for their physical health. If you or your employees use desks, you owe it to yourself and them to buy ergonomic chairs for back pain, or rather minimizing the risk of any posture-related physical injury, boosting productivity, and improving overall workplace morale.
Take a look at our selection of ergonomic chairs online or call us at 888-302-DESK to learn more about how an ergonomic chair from HAG or Humanscale will improve your work environment.
Sep 9, 2013 6:25:38 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
It might be hard to imagine that something as simple as the chairs in your office could help boost your employees’ productivity, but it’s true: the best ergonomic office chairs can and will create a work environment that’s more conducive to getting work done efficiently and well.
When employees sit in office chairs that aren’t ergonomic, that is those chairs that can be easily adjusted and made to best fit the size and shape of the user so that they can move freely and naturally, discomfort leads to distraction and productivity falls by the wayside.
When you have ergonomic chairs for the people in your office, however, they can easily achieve the best or most comfortable working position, leading to better employee morale and productivity. Working from chairs and at desks that do not provide the best-possible fit can often cause physical injuries over the long-term. When employees have to take time from work to recover from these types of injuries, you and your business lose more time and money.
What’s more is that when your employees know you care enough about their health and well-being that you wish to reduce their long-term risk of working in ill-suited office furniture by opting for ergonomic chairs and desks, you may find that they demonstrate their gratitude not only by being more productive but also through their loyalty.
Do something positive for your work environment! Equip your office with ergonomic chairs and recoup your investment quickly through improved work efficiency and a positive workplace morale. Call 888-302-DESK to learn more.
Apr 5, 2013 2:45:00 PM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
It might be hard to imagine that something as simple as the chairs in your office could help boost your employees’ productivity, but it’s true: the best ergonomic office chairs can and will create a work environment that’s more conducive to getting work done efficiently and well.Read More