I love my new WorkFit -PD Sit-Stand Desk by Ergotron. For many years I have had serious issues with my neck and back. I blame an old whiplash injury from 29 years ago. Mainly because that is how far back I can remember being in pain. But maybe it was many contributing factors and not just that one thing. The sedentary lifestyle of office work, the physical labor of new store openings, long flights, long car rides, walking trade-show floors or the stress of a crazy busy life. I now have a very different life. I am not working any less, I am writing this blog at 5 am, it's just different.
My new stand-up desk enables an effortless sit-to-stand work style.
I move from a sitting to a standing position whenever I want. It's just a click of a lever. I chose the PD 24-280-927 model in walnut. It blends in nicely with my home office furniture and provides me the flexibility I need to move it around my work/living spaces.
It features 19.5-inch (50 cm) height adjustment—patented CF™ technology which allows me instantaneous, tool-free, non-motorized re-positioning while I work! And the integrated brake secures the table top in place and easily releases to change heights.
Stanford Study tackles low back pain. The study, “Impact of a Sit-Stand Workstation on Chronic Low Back Pain Results of a Randomized Trial,” published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) by Stanford University researchers Grant T. Ognibene, BA, Wilson Torres, BS, Rie von Eyben, MS, and Kathleen C. Horst, MD, concluded that low back pain may be improved by the introduction of sit-stand workstations which enable “postural variation” throughout the workday.
Here are their key findings:
The researchers conclude that when given access to a sit-stand workstation, participants with chronic lower back pain reported significantly lower pain levels over time when compared with the control group. More study is needed to fully understand the impacts on pain and prevention of pain but until then, this study is a terrific starting point for workers and businesses alike to explore new alternatives to helping their employees feel better on the job and off.
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