BFX now offers a range of adjustable sit-stand desks as part of it’s commitment to providing innovate office furniture. These desks are a perfect blend of functionality, design and ergonomics, with height adjustability allowing the user to alternate from sitting to standing position as desired. The work surface can easily be raised or lowered with some desks offering the added ease of electronic height adjustment.
Reducing Physical Inactivity in the Office
Many working people spend the biggest chunk work day seated in the office. This type of physical inactivity can lead to a range of health implications. Physical inactivity is the second greatest contributor, behind tobacco smoking, to the cancer burden in Australia. (www.health.gov.au/)
Hence, the addition of ergonomic and height adjustable desks in the office is an effective way of allowing employees to stay active and customize their workstation and work style.
Stay Healthy While Working
The Australian Government’s physical activity guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per day, however this is insufficient to counteract the amount of sitting many people do. People can meet the physical activity guidelines and do a 30-minute run every day, but if they’re spending 10 hours of the day sitting, then it is not going to wipe out the effect of all the sitting. (http://www.abc.net.au/health/)
In recent years a variety of major international research has produced compelling evidence that sitting more than 4 hours each day leads to a range of health issues including: (www.getbritainstanding.org)
- High blood pressure
- Back ache & neck pain
With BFX’s new ergonomic height adjustable workstations, staying active, healthy and productive at the work place becomes that bit easier. Reducing physical inactivity is just as important as increasing physical activity. (http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au)
For further information on BFX’s range of Sit-Stand Desks, talk to your local BFX Consultant.
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