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Stand up for your health

Did you know simply standing can increase your overall health and well-being?

Sit-Stand desks can be beneficial for your body and mind. Standing for 15 minutes each hour can assist with burning calories, weight loss and an overall increase in our health and well-being. It can even add years to your life!

Now there is a tool to assist with making this work/lifestyle transition even easier. Desk Control™ is the new DESKLINE® software desk panel for use in all types of office desks. It’s as easy as installing software onto your computer and making it work for you! There are reminders that will instruct you to stand or sit throughout the day and also give you feedback on standing time achieved and the calories burnt!

Another great tool is the Bluetooth control which allows the desk height to be modified without the direct use of the desk controls via your smartphone or tablet. The app can be downloaded for free to support both Android & IOS. Linak also have some great tools that calculate the annual benefits of standing while you work on their website.

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Using your Sit-Stand desk

Humans are meant to move and grow, so use a desk that does the same!

Now there's a desk that is as dynamic as you are. Sit-Stand desking is an increasingly popular way to grow productivity, job satisfaction and physical well-being.

Don’t get locked into sitting all day! Being inactive for 8+ hours a day is not only bad for your body, but your mind too. There is a healthy balance that needs to be reached between both sitting and standing. It is recommended that a sit-stand desk user spend up to 15-minutes every hour standing.

To ease you into the sit-stand shift, start by standing for 5 minutes every hour and progress up to the 15 minute mark. Make it part of your daily routine; set a timer or use software to prompt you.

Follow our tips to get the most from your standing desk:

  • Avoid strain on your back and neck by raising your desk to a height where you are able to direct your line of sight in a natural manner.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to ease the transition from sitting to standing.
  • Make sure your desk is able to support the weight of your arms, but that you're not leaning forward and hunching.

So are you getting the most out of your sit-stand desk? Now’s the time to stand up!

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Future Proofing!

Create flexible working spaces that can adapt to your changing needs 

Now, more than ever, it is crucial to create a working environment that can evolve with your company's needs and keep up with ever-changing technologies and working styles. Here are a few things to consider when setting up or refurbishing your office space:

Future Planning

Design your space for adaptability. Look at desks, tables and seating that all fit together and configure in a variety of formations. Are you able to accommodate new staff members or adjust your desk configuration for presentations or large projects? Creating zones for low noise work areas, along with collaborative spaces will cater to a range of working styles and enable higher productivity levels amongst staff.

Invest in Technology

Flexibility is key in a modern working environment, and utilising Cloud based IT resources is an important way to provide staff members with a ‘work from anywhere’ atmosphere. This gives the ability to accommodate staff members with children, sales reps on the road or even the simplicity of moving freely around the office and away from the traditional, and sedentary, desk and chair setup.

Don't cheap out on the chairs!

Be clever with your furniture! Comfort is key and having a chair that promotes correct ergonomics is essential. There’s nothing worse than sitting in an uncomfortable chair for hours on end. Correct seating is dependent upon your height, leg length and usability of your workplace tools. Make sure you’re looking straight ahead at a computer screen, and that everything you need is in a workable distance.