Sep 28, 2013 12:04:49 AM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
Sep 27, 2013 11:53:27 PM| By Stephen Barlow-Lawson0 comments
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.
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.
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.