October 20, 2015 • Ryan Roberts
Great review of the DeskStand written by the lovely ladies at Wellnessinthecity. DeskStand™ offers affordable, high quality standing desks which are made in South Africa, designed to improve your posture and strengthen your back muscles – allowing you to stay focused for longer. The founder and passionate designer Ryan Roberts from Roberts Creative, launched the DeskStand™ concept following his personal experience working solid 10 hour days and suffering from Sciatic nerve damage, a common condition that plagues people who sit for long stretches of time. OUR EXPERIENCE: We were very interested in trialing DeskStand™, especially as we have been very focused on...
August 20, 2015 • Ryan Roberts
More evidence suggests getting off your seat and moving around is good for your health We know that the amount of time we spend sitting each day wreaks havoc on our health, and in a new paper, researchers show that spending just two hours standing or moving around instead of sitting may have a real positive impact on our health. In the new study published Thursday in the European Heart Journal, researchers had 782 men and women wear activity trackers 24 hours a day for seven days. The monitors tracked how much time the men and women spent stepping, sitting,...
January 20, 2015 • Desk Stand Order
There is a movement of standing rather than sitting – Presenters look at a few alternative designer solutions for encouraging standing while working.Also in studio is Ryan Roberts – founder of locally designed and developed DESKSTAND.
January 18, 2015 • Desk Stand Order
There's no running away from it: The more you sit, the poorer your health and the earlier you may die, no matter how fit you are.You've no doubt heard the news by now: A car-commuting, desk-bound, TV-watching lifestyle can be harmful to your health. All the time we spend parked behind a steering wheel, slumped over a keyboard, or kicked back in front of the tube is linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even depression—to the point where experts have labeled this modern-day health epidemic the "sitting disease." Read more HERE!
January 16, 2015 • Desk Stand Order
New York - Advocates of workplace wellness initiatives are hoping 2015 will be the year that standup desks, historically favored by great minds from Leonardo da Vinci to Virginia Woolf, will reconfigure the modern cubicle. Some 50 to 70 percent of people spend six or more hours each day sitting, according to a 2012 study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Fitness experts say office workers are particularly susceptible to what has been dubbed the sitting disease. “Researchers have said that sitting is the new smoking,” said Jessica Matthews, exercise physiologist at Miramar College in San Diego. Prolonged...