Time to stand up

Last week the British Journal for Sports Medicine, in conjunction with Public Health England and the Get Britain Standing campaign, published expert recommendations for standing up in the workplace which received global media attention. According to the experts, standing up at work can add two years to your life and our Angus Rise & Fall Workstation, as seen at Clerkenwell Design Week, can help you do it.

In Denmark employers are required by law to provide their employees with adjustable desks and across Scandinavia 80% of workers have sit-stand desks.  It isn’t law in the UK…yet.

A recent survey found that many of us spend up to 12 hours a day sitting looking at computers or watching television. Combine that with the seven hours we spend sleeping, that’s 19 hours a day being sedentary.

That’s not good news. Some studies say sitting all day makes you 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack.  The study by Public Health England recommended that office workers should spend a minimum of two hours on their feet at work – building up to an ideal four hours – in order to avoid the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle

Get Britain Standing is a campaign to grow awareness and education of the dangers of sedentary working .  Read more >

Fully automated with programmable heights, our Angus adjusts from standing to sitting at the touch of a button enabling the  “postural rotation” (sitting a little, standing a little) recommended by ergonomists.  But the Angus is not just about physical well-being.  Our love of making, and our use of the best natural materials that have tactility and warmth has resulted in a piece that has soul which we hope will spur conversation and the best creative problem solving.

The Angus Rise and Fall table has a top wrapped in saddle stitched veg tan leather with a magnetised oak panel as a visual divider, or in natural timber or material of your choice. Contact us at sales@benchmarkfurniture.com for further details and prices.

 

 

 

Posted on: 8th June, 2015 By: Benchmark Category: Industry News| New Products| Workspace| Workspace

Image Credit Petr Krejki