Stand tall or sit comfortably. Choice is healthy. We have height-adjustable solutions for applications across the office landscape
So whether you need a standalone desk, workstation cluster, bench, or private office, we have a sit/stand solution for you.
Why Height-Adjustable Worksurfaces
- Height-adjustable worksurfaces promote employee wellness
- User-adjustable mechanisms give employees the freedom to choose between sitting and standing for improved health and productivity
- The muscle activity needed for standing and other movement triggers important processes that break down fats and sugars in the body
- Available with pneumatic or electric adjustment mechanism
- Freestanding tables or panel-mounted
- Spine-mounted worksurfaces support loads up to 25 pounds
- Freestanding tables support 150+ pounds
- Available in 1” or 1 ¼” thick worksurfaces in Nuform, laminate or veneer
- Scientists at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA, estimated that if everyone sat no more than three hours a day, the average life span would rise by two years.
- 5 million deaths per year are attributed to inactivity compared to 5.3 million deaths per year because of smoking
- Standing for two and one half hours per day burns an additional half pound per week.
- A study of almost 5,000 people found that taking more than 10 activity breaks a day was associated with a lower waist circumference, lower triglyceride levels, blood pressure, glucose, insulin and systolic blood pressure, and higher “good” HDL cholesterol
- The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of about 5,000 people in the US found 50 to 70 percent of people spend six or more hours sitting a day and 20 to 35 percent of people in the US spend four or more hours a day watching TV
- Canadian adults spend three-quarters of their waking hours each day sitting or reclining.
Top 5 Reasons Sitting Is Bad For You
- The longer you sit, the less efficient your body’s systems become
- Sitting disrupts blood sugar levels, lowers the breakdown of harmful cholesterol
- Can lead to increase in diabetes, blood pressure problems, cancer, heart attacks
- According to the Mayo Clinic, 50 to 70 percent of people spend six or more hours sitting a day
- Others estimate the average person spends up to 13 hours a day sitting – working, commuting, watching TV, playing electronic games, or personal time on their computers/tablets