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What Makes a Good Standing Desk?

What Makes a Good Standing Desk?

I often hang out in the standing desk forums on Reddit and I see a lot of questions about desk options. I realize, for someone who is just learning about standing desks, it can be difficult to know what’s important and what’s not. So, here's a starter list of the must-haves when standing desk sho...

Do We Have Standing Desks All Wrong?

Do We Have Standing Desks All Wrong?

It’s so common to hear about the benefits of standing at your workspace these days. So, what do we do when we hear that? We start looking into standing desks and when that seems to be way over our heads, we begin looking at the quick DIY route. We think, “I’ll convert my current desk into a stan...

The Key To Happier, Healthier & More Productive Employees

The Key To Happier, Healthier & More Productive Employees

As a Boss, we all want to be known as “caring” when it comes to our employee’s work life, don't we? I'm betting this is the case if you've clicked on this article. You're already moving in that direction by having in interest in creating a workplace that helps your employees lead happier, health...

6 Ways To Maximize Your Standing Desk Benefits

6 Ways To Maximize Your Standing Desk Benefits

  Sitting is shaving precious years off of our desk-bound lifespans: We’re told, “men who sit six hours a day are 20 percent more likely to die than men who sit three hours a day, and women who sit six hours a day are 40 percent more likely to die.” The beauty of a sit-stand desk is that it allo...

Desktop Risers Are Not The Solution

Desktop Risers Are Not The Solution

Today we're going to take a look at desktop risers. There's no doubt that they can seem like a convenient, easy and affordable way to improve the ergonomics in your workspace but do they really solve your problem? Or, are they adding to an already unhealthy situation?Frank Gonzales of Colorado St...

Laptop Ergonomics - What You Need To Know

Laptop Ergonomics - What You Need To Know

"Ergonomics" don't apply to me - I use a laptop" Think again! Tweet It!   Definition of Ergonomics “The purpose of ergonomics in the workplace is to create a better match between the worker, the work they perform and the environment they use.  A good match increases worker productivity and red...

2 Popular Ergonomic Accessories That Can Increase Health Risks

2 Popular Ergonomic Accessories That Can Increase Health Risks

CAUTION: These 2 popular  “Ergonomic Accessories” can put you at risk Even if you have an adjustable workstation, it does not mean you are free from all ergonomic risk. The correct height of the table, height and position of the keyboard and mouse, monitor(s), phone, etc., are crucial. Often a he...

It Is Not the “Sitting” or the “Standing” but the EXTENDED PERIODS That Are Harmful

It Is Not the “Sitting” or the “Standing” but the EXTENDED PERIODS That Are Harmful

Sitting for extended periods is not good for us The ancient phrase “all things in moderation” is good advice. There are numerous research studies like the ones from the Diabetes Research Centre2, Mayo Clinic3 and Cornell University4 that repeatedly show that sitting, uninterrupted, for extended p...

3 Facts That Impact Your Adjustable Height Workspace Choices

3 Facts That Impact Your Adjustable Height Workspace Choices

1. Tomorrow’s workspace will adjust to its people Outside of our recognized need for ergonomically designed task seating, our understanding of adjustable height office environments has been either very limited or largely ignored. Traditionally, we’ve adjusted to our workspace without giving thoug...

9 Ways Excessive Sitting Can Harm You

9 Ways Excessive Sitting Can Harm You

This infographic has made the rounds previously. However, I think it is a message that is well worth repeating often. (Image source: unknown) Visit https://updowndesks.com/news/blog to access further advice regarding our workplace sedentary habits and what to look for when choosing solutions to ...

6 Important Considerations When Choosing a Sit- Stand Solution

6 Important Considerations When Choosing a Sit- Stand Solution

“Electric Height Adjustable Desks” or “Sit to Stand Desks” are acclaimed for their ability to alleviate the negative effects of our sedentary lifestyle. They enable us to change our posture without the need to interrupt what we are working on. Multiple studies point to the long term adverse resul...

Challenges of Changing Technology

Challenges of Changing Technology

Changing technology forces us to reevaluate our priorities. That which we took for granted, even 10 years ago, is no longer valid. What’s more, change seems to be happening more frequently and affecting us earlier in life. 30 year olds look to the tech savvy younger generation for help. Technolog...