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.
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 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.