How the Electric Lift Table from VersaTables is Saving Lives
Researchers Find that People with Seated Jobs Have Twice the Rate of Cardiovascular Disease as People with Standing Jobs
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2011
VersaTables.com, manufacturer of high quality, American-made computer furniture, is proud to introduce the latest innovative stand-up desk with the promise of providing computing consumers greater comfort and improved overall health.
VersaTables has been dedicated to manufacturing desks with the capability to combat the health threats brought on by sitting at a computer desk for long periods of time. The company’s extensive research has culminated in the creation of a height adjustable table, strictly designed to prevent the head-to-toe health problems extended seating has been proven to cause.
Standing rather than sitting at a computer desk may be a difficult concept to grasp, especially for those who work in office settings or from home and are accustomed to being seated while they work. The image may even appear awkward. Christopher Stormer, the company COO said: “The health benefits of standing a few hours of your work day outweigh any uncertainty as to why normally sedentary people should transition to this way of computing and working.”
VersaTables recently compiled data demonstrating the health risks posed by sitting for hours on end at a daily basis and determined that creating an adjustable standing table & desk to stand in front of rather than sit would not only prevent these health threats but also lead to a more healthy, active lifestyle.
Studies and statistics conducted on the potential health hazards stemming from sitting for about eight hours of one’s day linked long periods of such inactivity not only to back problems but also to a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity, higher body mass index, blood lipids, and glucose tolerance, and, scarier still, shorter overall life spans. And workers whose occupations require them to be seated are still considered to be living a sedentary lifestyle even if they exercise regularly outside of work. Yet another recent study reported in the journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise revealed that, upon examining the lifestyles of over 17,000 men and women for over 13 years, those who sat for a majority of the day were 54% more likely to die of heart attacks.
The innovative design of VersaTables’ electric lift table, which comes in widths of 36″ and 72″, makes it more than just an alternative to sitting and a healthier way to work. With an electric lift for a retractable flat screen monitor of up to 24″, the desk also provides additional workspace along with a greater line of sight. And if the health data isn’t striking enough, hours of standing rather than sitting at a computer desk will at least prove to be a more comfortable solution. But admitting one is living a sedentary lifestyle and initiating the sit-to-stand solution can assure a longer, healthier, happier life.
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