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Adjustable Height Desks Promote Health And Productivity

Office desks are more than a simple piece of furniture.

Not only are they places where ideas and business are born, but they can also have a long-term impact on your health and life expectancy.

Research has shown that prolonged sitting may cause serious chronic diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Cancer


It is also indicated that prolonged sitting leads to a range of bodily aches and pains including:

  • Back
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Disc pressure
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Blood clots
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Low enzyme production

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

How can we prevent this? According to Jane Pierce, a physiotherapist from New Zealand, the key to good office health is to encourage staff to move. Her research has shown that adjustable desks contribute to the physical activity which does not result in tiredness.

One of such desks, the Stir Kinetic Desk, uses inbuilt software to encourage employees to change between sitting and standing positions during the day.

The height of the desk can be adjusted manually by double-tapping anywhere on the screen. The computer can also be set up to automatically raise and lower the desk at regular intervals.

Users can track their performances on the touch screen. It informs them about how much time they’ve spent sitting and standing each day, and the number of calories they’ve burned for the day.

The desk also senses its user’s presence and learns their daily routine to improve its effectiveness. But that’s not all. It’s integrated AC and USB power outlets are there to ensure uninterrupted productivity.

How Stir Kinetic Desk Boosts Productivity

The Stir Kinetic Desk also makes employees more productive because increased physical activity improves their ability to focus and create.

Without any doubt, increased physical activity of employees is good for both employees and employers. And they don’t even have to leave their desks.

Visit to learn more about the Stir Kinetic Desk.

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Photo courtesy of Flickr Images by TJ DeGroat

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