Fitneff advocates that the human body is meant to move but often today’s office environment keeps employees sedentary. And prolonged sitting, which is a sedentary behaviour, actually decreases workplace productivity and even morale which comes at a high cost to employers. And so we strongly suggest rethinking work habits, and encourage companies to incorporate movement into the workday supporting for example, productivity, boosting mental agility and leading to great overall returns (Source1).
"The Health of your employee has a direct correlation to the health of your company. Is the cost of an unhealthy workplace affordable? The answer is no, it is not affordable".
Forbes: "Treadmill Desks Boost Productivity"
PLoS Ons: "Treadmill Workstations: The Effects of Walking while Working on Physical Activity and Work Performance"
Fast Company: "Everything Science knows about Standing Desks"
Science Direct: "A systematic review of standing and treadmill desks in the workplace"
Since Direct: "The delayed effect of treadmill desk usage on recall and attention"
Journal of Experimental Psychology: "Give your ideas some legs: The positive effect of walking on creative thinking."
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What began as an attempt to meet the needs of a specific student who requires a lot of movement throughout the school day, ended up benefitting an entire class, and its teachers.
Heather Thompson, a Grade Five Teacher at Calgary Christian School, received a Stand2Learn Standing Desk for use in her classroom in February 2017. And, according to her, it came “at the perfect time.”
“Initially, our class was selected to use the desk for...
This desk is specifically designed for laptop users, as the work surface was designed to support a laptop computer (unlike other sit-stand desk options that support various desktop computer configurations, including a choice of one or two large monitors).