Manchester, New Hampshire (PressExposure) July 08, 2011 -- The rising awareness about health risks associated with sitting for extended periods throughout the day has led to an increased interest in standing desk options.
Jaymil Ergo and Office Solutions, an industry leader and pioneer in workspace ergonomics, has introduced their Sit to Stand Desk Solution Center to provide information on the stand up desk along with how to videos on the assembly of standing desks.
"Ergonomic seating can help reduce some of these health risks by improving support in key areas of the body. However, what has caused the increased health concern of remaining seated too long is overall workforceweight gain (you can burn 60 more calories per hour by standing as opposed to sitting) and the higher potential of cardio vascular disease as discussed in an article written by Bill Phillips and the editors of Men's Health. What has led to this increased sedentary position throughout the day has been the change in the way we work" states Mike Kind, Partner, Jaymil Ergo and Office Solutions.
"The increase in office automation such as e-mail and desktop printers as well as computer usage has led us to remain seated for longer periods of time than in the past. A significant amount of recent research has been published that highlights the potential health hazards of sitting for extended periods of time throughout the day which should encourage people to stand while working whenever possible" continued Kind.
The ideal working condition is to vary your position throughout the day from sitting to standing by using a combination of an ergonomic chair and an electric stand up desk, where the height of the work surface is adjustable. The ease of adjustability encourages people to use it more often and this option has become much more affordable than in the past.
" Standing throughout the entire day can lead to other health concerns as well; just think of assembly line workers who are on their feet all day, cashiers or toll booth operators to name a few" said Kind. The solution to this problem is to alternate from sitting to standing throughout the day.
Jaymil's Sit to Stand Desk Solution Center offers links to information and research on this topic along with cost comparisons and ROI analysis of different options. This includes frames that can be incorporated onto existing work surfaces, custom work surface design and standing desk packages.