Stop Sitting Disease with Focal Upright Leaning Seats
Our bodies were not built to sit. They were built to stand, walk and move around. If you sit too much, it can lead to “sitting disease”. It’s a real condition and the research to support it is out there. Research finds that an increased rick of chronic disease and premature death is a result of too much sitting. In fact, a 2010 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology tracked 123,000 adults over 14 years and found that people who sat more than six hours daily had an 18 percent higher mortality rate than those sitting less than three hours.
The problem is not that we are sitting in the workplace, but collectively, the majority of office cubicle and desk bound workers spend a large amount of time being sedentary. One focus has been on encouraging people to break up prolonged periods of sitting with modest but regular amounts of physical activity. Such as walking over to visit a colleague, instead of sending an email, using the stairs instead of the elevator, or going for a walk at lunchtime.
This focus on workplace wellness has surged the popularity of standing desks. However, the aggressive move from sitting all the time to standing all the time may be overkill. There are some experts that say that standing too much at work will cause more long-term back injuries – take factory workers for example. Although they are not ‘desk-bound’, incidences of varicose veins among women increase as well as complaints of aching joints, sore feet, painful back problems and/or permanent muscle damage.
So, if you can’t sit and you can’t stand, what are you suppose to do? Just like anything, the key is moderation. Finding a balance between sitting and standing – the best of both worlds.
This is something that Focal Upright’s Martin Keen understands. Upright is a game changer. Focal Upright allows people to have all the benefits of standing (more movement and physical engagement) and all of the comfort of sitting.
Their leaning seats and perching stools encourage you to twist, spin, bounce, move, and groove. Adjustable standing desk seats, standing desks, and standing-height conference tables keeps your body moving so you can keep your work flowing.
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Their marketing tagline is “Make.Work.Play”. By making work more play-like, users become healthier, happier and more productive by doing so.
As a Focal Upright dealer, ROSI Office Systems provides the tools for healthier work spaces. If you are in the Houston area, stop by our showroom to try out a Focal Upright Locus Workstation. You can also email or call us at (713) 636-5248 for more details.