A Balanced Guide To Ergonomic Living And A Healthy Lifestyle.


Is Your Desk Job Ruining Your Health?

March 25, 2018 Kirsti Rivett

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

How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It

January 30, 2016 Ryan Roberts

Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 percent. You're shaving off seven years of quality life. You're also more at risk for certain types of cancer. Simply put, sitting is killing you. That's the bad news. The good news: It's easy to counteract no matter how lazy you are. Let's start with the basics. Since childhood you've known being a couch potato is bad. But why? Simply put, our bodies weren't made...


Here’s How Much You Should Stand Each Day

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,...


The DeskStand by RCAgency – DesignIndaba home page article

March 16, 2015 Ryan Roberts

The DeskStand by RCAgency It’s said to be as deadly as smoking and sugar but have no fear, Cape Town-based designer Ryan Roberts has created a healthy alternative to sitting. Read the article here. Ryan Roberts’s Cape Town-based design firm RCAgency is providing an alternative to sitting away your nine-to-five day in front of the computer. Roberts’s creation, the DeskStand, makes you do one easy thing: Get up.  The DeskStand is an adaptable, wooden standing desk that improves your posture, keeps you focussed and is great for your back. The negative impact of sitting for extended hours is making standing...


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...

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