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Anti-Fatigue Mats – Cushioned Standing desk mats take away the ache

Anti-Fatigue Mats – Cushioned Standing desk mats take away the ache

An anti-fatigue mat helps alleviate back pain, muscle stiffness and leg pain associated with standing for long periods of time.  These handy mats can be seen in factories, office spaces, kitchens, and other places where standing for long periods of time is a normal part of the job. Home consumers can also use anti-fatigue mats for the kitchen, shop or garage where standing for several hours might come into play. If you're interested in keeping back-pains at bay and maintaining a body with good posture (as you probably are if you're reading this), then a standing desk in your home office is also a great option. In fact, most of the desks we supply to home consumers are used for home offices. Note: we don't recommend spending long periods on your feet. The beauty of height-adjustable desks is that you can move between standing and sitting positions easily. Periods of standing should be broken up with periods of sitting.

Here’s everything you need to know about floor mats for use with a sit stand desk, why they are important, and the proper way to use one.

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Productivity hacks part 2 – More tips for workplace wellbeing

Productivity hacks part 2 – More tips for workplace wellbeing

1. If you find yourself working till late and then being unable to sleep, resulting in tiredness the next day then you should try Flux for night-time viewing. Flux is an app which automatically changes the light and colour on your monitor depending on the time of day. The light from your monitor is designed to look its best during the day and produces an effect on the eyes and brain like the effects of sun light. This is not a good thing while you’re working at 10pm right before bedtime. Flux adjusts the brightness of the screen, creating a warming glow which helps reduce the blinding light effect of a monitor at night.
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Why Sitting is bad for you

Why Sitting is bad for you

Described by the scientific community as “the new smoking,” sitting is killing us. The negative effects of sedentary behaviour by office workers and television enthusiasts alike has led to a revolution in the home and office. People are starting to stand up for their health. Sitting is bad for you. There can be no doubt. Let's take a look at why and what we can do about it.
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Productivity Hacks – 10 tips to be healthier, more efficient, and more alert at work

Productivity Hacks – 10 tips to be healthier, more efficient, and more alert at work

1.    Cultivate a routine of regular stretching. Morning stretches are great for waking the body up but if you don’t have time or you already worked out in the morning, try to stretch at lunchtime. Ideally, this should be done before lunch but could also be done 30 minutes afterwards. The act of stretching will ‘reset’ the spine, open the lungs, pump blood into all the muscle-groups and ultimately help prevent the after-lunch slump so many of us experience. Stretches can be as simple as raising the arms while trying to touch the ceiling, touching your toes, rolling the shoulders back and hugging the arms behind the back.
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Standing vs Sitting – Think about it!

Most people spend 70% of the day sitting. Think about it! That can’t be what we’re designed to do. Genetically we are walking, hunting, jumping, chasing, and fighting cavemen living in a modern world. Cavemen didn’t sit, as we do today.
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Work standing up! Historical figures that stood at work

Work standing up! Historical figures that stood at work

Some of the smartest people have routines and methods for being creative. Some like to get in a car and drive for inspiration. Other immerse themselves in water. These are not practical examples for most people but the following list of writers, creators and world changers worked best while standing. Their creativity was helped by their improved posture and overall well-being thanks to not being slumped over a desk. Work standing up and see how it can improve your working life!
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Standing Desk video

Standing Desk video

Short video of standing desks highlighting the programmable height adjustment controller, the tripod legs and the workspace.

Recommended books about posture, standing, and health.