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Sitting at Work is Bad for Your Health: Tell Us Something We Don’t Know!

by Shannon C on January 29, 2014

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UpLift Desks will reduce the health risks associated with standing at work

An UpLift 900 desk paired with ergonomic accessories like a monitor arm and keyboard tray will help you build the ideal standing workstation

Yet another story emerged this weekend from CBS news, hitting home the point that sitting for hours every day at work can be detrimental to your health. Besides the short term problems that we are probably all familiar with, like fatigue, joint stiffness and discomfort, study after study shows that sitting all day puts you at a greater risk for more long term effects such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and an early death. As CBS’s Dr. Max Gomez points out, these are some of the same health issues for which smokers are at risk. When you look at it that way, sitting all day becomes pretty scary.

UpLift 975 Standing Desk

The UpLift 975 electric height-adjustable desk is the perfect solution if you have a limited space, a limited budget or both

Fortunately, we live in a day and age where you have options. Whatever your workstation looks like, there is probably a sit-to-stand solution available out there that will work for you, and it’s not as expensive an upgrade as you may think.

You can get an entire electric desk for under $500, like the UpLift 975 (pictured right) . Ideal for smaller spaces, as well as smaller budgets, the UpLift 975 features a single-leg design with a compact desktop that can fit right next to your fixed height desk, if you need it to.

If you’re looking for a little bit more surface area, you can go with a more traditional style two-leg electric desk like the UpLift 900 (pictured above). Like the UpLift 975, the UpLift 900 is surprisingly affordable for what you get, like a 330 lbs. lifting capacity, a 26” height range – great for multiple users – and a memory keypad with four presets available as a standard feature.

Maybe you’re thinking there is no sit-to-stand solution for you, because you work in a cubicle with a pre-fabricated fixed-height desk, which you’re not allowed to remove. Well, if you don’t have room for the addition of an UpLift 975 desk, we offer several desktop conversion systems, like the Ergotech Sit Stand. While a sit-stand conversion kit is the only option for some, if at all possible, we recommend a fully adjustable desk for the most ideal ergonomic set up.

To learn more about upgrading your workstation and getting healthier while you work, visit us at TheHumanSolution.com

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Written by Shannon C

Shannon is on the content and sales team at THS. She has previously worked as a professional ballet dancer and dance instructor, and really appreciates working in an environment where she has the option of standing or even walking on a treadmill while she works. When she’s not working, she loves to try to find new and interesting ways to stay active, cooking and attending as many theatre and dance productions as possible.

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