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Get up, Stand up.

The standing desk may be the answer to your back pain and fatigue at work.

Do you often feel that you are sitting at your desk for too long?
For many of us, sitting in front of a computer all day is the main cause of our agony.
Well, if you need a break from your desk, we may have a solution for you!

The standing desk may be the answer to your back pain and fatigue at work.
And standing up is becoming en vogue: medical researchers have found that people who stand at work tend to be healthier.
Why? Sitting for hours can be stressful for the spine. It compresses the discs and decreases blood circulation.
Also, legs and back muscles become shortened over time from staying in a sitting position.
Human beings were made to move. When we move, we feel better!

What is a stand up desk?
It is a new generation of desks with electric motors that raise the desk platform smoothly from a sitting position to a standing position.
We asked GeekDesk and Relax the Back® a few questions to better understand the benefits of this new generation of desks.

Being able to be in motion is what really helps: it helps your circulation, your back, your focus, even can help with weight loss.

What are clients looking for when they come to buy a stand up desk?
GeekDesk: When we first started, the most common complaint was back pain. If you stay in one position all day at work, you are going to get sore. Lately though, we are seeing more and more people getting interested in the GeekDesk before they have any issues. They want to change their work habits before they develop a problem. This shift to a preventative and proactive sort of mentality is really heartening, and honestly, it is the best approach.

What are the benefits of the Geek Desk?
GeekDesk: The benefits of a GeekDesk revolve around keeping you healthy, productive, and active, which makes sense as the three are pretty intertwined. We had to really consider this when designing the product. Being able to be in motion is what really helps: it helps your circulation, your back, your focus, even can help with weight loss. But it’s important to note, the GeekDesk doesn’t do those things, it gives you the opportunity to do them for yourself.

Customization is the key to a healthy workspace. Additional accessories contribute to a holistic approach of workplace wellness.

How is that desk job affecting your health?
Relax the Back® : Scientific research has proven that sitting for an extended period of time can contribute to weight gain, poor posture, back and neck pain. Being sedentary can also exacerbate existing health issues. Is this a work routine or a workout routine? It is a bit of both: Stand until you’re tired, then sit until you’re not. The sit-to-stand desk encourages movement, improves muscle tone, circulation and mental alertness. Over time, expect to spend more time up and less time down; mentally as well as physically.

What else can be done to make your office work for you?
Relax the Back® : Customization is the key to a healthy workspace. Relax the Back® suggests configurable office chairs. Choose your chair to achieve the healthiest posture for your time while seated. Options include seat depth, seat height, seat-back angle & height, and tilt/tilt-locking as well as lumbar support. Adjustable armrests (height as well as inward articulation) are featured on a number of the chairs. Additional accessories contribute to a holistic approach of workplace wellness: keyboard trays, monitor arms, task lights and footrests allow you to additionally enhance your office comfort.

A few comments from the editor…
You will need a few days of warming up in that sit/stand up routine!
Also remember to give a heads up to the rest of your team before investing as you are going to be a head and shoulders above the rest of the office!

GeekDesk

Relax the Back®
367 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 629-2225

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