But do such desks help to lower the health risks associated with prolonged sitting?
If you’ve been following the trickle of research coming in on sitting vs. standing desks, you know conclusions are murky. Sitting will kill you! But standing will kill you, too! So what about those desks that let you sit or stand? Are they the answer to feeling better at work?
People who work at computers spend an average of 38 minutes out of every hour in bad posture – this clearly isn’t setting a good precedent, and only reinforces bad habits.
About $1 billion a week is spent in the United States to deal with entirely preventable work-related musculoskeletal injuries, many of which are caused by small flaws in body positioning.
According to OSHA, lower back pain and upper extremity Muscular Skeletal Disorders (think neck pain or shoulder discomfort) accounts for 31 percent of all occupational health injuries today.
A new study from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College of London concludes that we work better when we’re allowed to go for a bit of a wander around the office.
The London studio designed the ergonomic pillow called The Mannequin to comfort young, lonely millennials as they wander through the mean city streets.
With the average office worker spending the equivalent of five years sat at their desk without getting up, it’s no surprise that poor furniture choices contribute to absenteeism and reduced productivity.
Ergonomics, the domain of intricate office chairs and carpel tunnel-mitigating computer mice, is coming to Ikea—and not in the way you might expect.
Company to prioritize the design and development of its sit-to-stand desktop product lines in support of research findings linking office workstation type directly to physical activity and stress of 231 US government employees.
As more mobile workers are unshackling from their desks, almost any moderately comfortable perch qualifies as office seating today.
A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports reports that our blue-tinted screens are even worse for us than we think—they’re steadily making us blind.
Does “moving in place” while seated (for example, flexing or extending feet) count as activity to counteract being sedentary, or does one have to actually stand up or move around, as is currently being recommended?
A recently-released workplace study found height-adjustable workstations may help reduce sedentary behavior and support health even outside the workplace.
A new study suggests that height adjustable or sit-stand workstations may be beneficial in reducing sedentary behaviour and supporting health outside the workplace.
To sit or stand? It’s the great debate of modern office drones. A new, yearlong study about the ergonomics of work suggests you might want to do both.