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A Balanced Guide To Ergonomic Living And A Healthy Lifestyle.


Is Your Desk Job Ruining Your Health?

March 25, 2018 Ryan Roberts

We've all heard the phase, "Sitting is the new smoking." And boy is it true. But how exactly is sitting affecting you? Hang on and we’ll tell you. You might want to stand for this one.

It Doesn’t Matter How Much You Exercise If You Also Do This

January 21, 2015 Desk Stand Order

Your workouts may not mean a lot if you sit too much Most of us know that we need to be more physically active. Only 20% of American adults get the recommend amount of physical activity—150 minutes of the moderately intense aerobic kind—each week. But simply moving more isn’t enough, according to a new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The benefits of exercise can be blunted if you also spend most of the rest of your day sitting. Dr. David Alter, a heart expert from the University of Toronto and senior scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and his...


The Desk Stand interview and feature on the Expresso Morning show SABC 3

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.


Become a Stand-Up Guy: The History, Benefits, and Use of Standing Desks

January 18, 2015 Desk Stand Order

In the past couple of years, as studies have come out sounding the alarm on the ill-effects of excessive sitting, the popularity of standing or stand-up desks has soared. Those who have read much of the coverage of this trend might be forgiven for thinking that standing to work constitutes a new hip fad. But as it is with many things, everything old is new again. For the stand-up desk was cool long before the cats in Silicon Valley got hip to them. They’ve actually been a secret of great men for centuries. Today we’ll explore the standing desk’s place...


Is Sitting the NEW Smoking?

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!

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