Posts Tagged ‘Active Office’

 
 
Standing Desks Increase Collaboration

Increasing Office Collaboration with Sit-Stand Desks

Scott Birnbaum, a vice president of Samsung Semiconductor, had a problem. Some of the best ideas and companies were created through chance meetings, however it had become easier to send an email than to actually go see a colleague. “The most creative ideas aren’t going to come while sitting in front of your monitor [1]”, […]
 
 
Standing Desk Relieve Back Pain

The Top 5 Strategies for Relieving Back Pain

About 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives[i]. To find relief, they turn to everything from natural remedies to spinal fusion surgery. We spoke with back pain sufferers and looked at the research to compile this list of some of the most effective strategies […]
 
 
Standing Desk Dad

Get Dad Standing for Father’s Day

Every dad has a drawer full of forgotten Father’s Day gifts.  It is mostly full of brown paisley ties and neon green argyle socks that will (hopefully) never see the light of day. This year get your dad something that he will actually use; something that will help him get more done and feel better […]
 
 
Back Pain Greys Anatomy 1918

Why Your Posture Matters

If you’re sitting down right now, chances are you are slouched over in your chair reading this. Most of us don’t even notice it, but studies show that the vast majority of us are hurting ourselves daily through our bad posture. In fact, one study found that for 90% of Americans, their normal posture is […]
 
 
Standing Desk Success Stories Facebook Crop

Success with VARIDESK: Scott’s Story

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with actual customers whose lives were changed because of their standing desk from VARIDESK. Scott G. is a man of few words, but he means what he says and he says what he means. He wanted a standing desk so badly that he resorted to constructing one […]
 
 
VARIDESK Standing Desk Success Stories

Success with VARIDESK: Debby and Melinda’s Story

This week in our Success with VARIDESK series, we sat down with two of Mississippi’s most enthusiastic VARIDESK owners. Debby and Melinda, a CPA and 401(k) administrator at T.E. Lott & Co. in Columbus, Mississippi, are fairly new to the standing desk world, but are already some of VARIDESK’s most passionate customers. Here’s their story. Tell us a […]
 
 
Standing Desk Heart Month

Guest Blog: Dane Rauschenberg on Jim Fixx and Heart Month

Dane Rauschenberg, marathoner extraordinaire, is guest blogging with VARIDESK. Dane is an extreme runner, speaker, author and is world-renowned for completing 52 marathons in 52 weeks. His first book, See Dane Run, was a hit for both runners and non-runners alike. He believes that fitness shouldn’t just be viewed as a chore that keeps you […]
 
 
Dane Rauschenberg Standing Desks

Guest Blog: Meet Dane Rauschenberg

Dane Rauschenberg, marathoner extraordinaire, is guest blogging with VARIDESK. Dane is an extreme runner, speaker and author and is world-renowned for completing 52 marathons in 52 weeks. His first book, See Dane Run, was a hit for both runners and non-runners alike. He believes that fitness shouldn’t just be viewed as a chore that keeps […]
 
 
Standing desk gifts from VARIDESK

Office Workers Rejoice! The VARIDESK 2015 Standing Desk Gift Guide is Here

The holiday season is officially upon us, and there’s no better place to spread cheer than the office. After all, the average American spends 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime, and a considerable amount of that time can be spent firmly attached to a chair. This holiday season, why not treat the office workers […]
 
 
Standing Desks Increase Collaboration

Why More Companies Are Using Standing Desks

Large and reputable businesses such as AOL, Google, GlaxoSmithKline, Twitter, and Facebook have incorporated standing desks into their office spaces. All of them cite employee wellness as the reason behind this decision, but what exactly does that mean? Standing Desks Help Employees Stay Energetic Beyond the health benefits of standing desks, there are other tangible […]
 
 
Finding a balance is key to a healthy life

Sedentary Lifestyles: Understanding the Risks and How Sit/Stand Desks Can Help

A lack of physical activity is potentially a major cause of preventable death worldwide[i]. That’s a heavy statement, and it needs to be clarified. The new normal in the developed world is that we are now living longer, getting richer and receiving better healthcare than ever before, but one of the biggest risks we still […]
 
 
breast-cancer-ribbon2

Stand Up Against Breast Cancer

The case for using a standing desk while working in conjunction with an active lifestyle is becoming more compelling as research proves once again that women leading a sedentary lifestyle, including too much sitting during work hours, face a higher risk of breast and endometrial cancer. In a recent study, researchers from Germany found a […]
 
 
stretching-814227_1920

10 Simple Exercise Tips While Using a Standing Desk

The scientific evidence is in for what we all knew to be true: sitting too long is a major health hazard. Over the last decade, research has revealed prolonged sitting messes with your metabolism, accelerates obesity, increases lifestyle related disease and can potentially shorten your life span. That’s why more office workers are choosing to […]
 
 
safe_image

Stand Up Australia – What You Need to Know

60 Minutes Australia: Stand Up Australia In this recent 60 Minutes Australia program, Michael Usher takes us from Melbourne, to D.C., to Silicon Valley and back following people affected by something we often do for more hours a day than we spend sleeping: sitting. According to research revealed in the program, we spend about 9.4 hours per day […]