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Standing for a Healthier Workstation

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August 7, 2012 Design Focus, Ergonomics

Above: A small part of a great info graphic that lays it all out, see here for the original image.

There is a growing body of evidence pointing to health risks associated with sitting at work all day. From university studies that correlate sitting at work with an early death to blog articles on how to convince your boss to let you try a sit-to-stand solution, there’s been a groundswell of interest on this aspect of a healthy workstation.

Western has solutions that address this health risk, from a simple retrofit of monitor arms and lifting keyboard trays to motorized desks that lift to preset heights at the touch of a button AND fit seamlessly into your workstation. We are intimately familiar with over a dozen manufacturers that supply the best products in this space, so we can design an exact solution customized to your existing space, project requirements and budget constraints.

Among the many solutions we offer are these on display in our Rancho Cordova showroom:


ECI
WOW Workstation
Spec Page

Workrite
Sierra HX
Spec Page

Haworth
Planes HA
Spec Page

Need help getting started? Email standup@westerncontract.com or call (916) 638-3338.

Links:
“Companies Take a Stand Against Sitting” – SFGate
“Standing Desk Eases Pain From Sitting” – SFGate
“Why Siting At Work Can Be So Deadly” – Forbes
“Sitting All Day: Worse For You Than You Might Think” – NPR
“Kill Your Desk Chair — and Start Standing” – BusinessWeek
“How Can I Convince My Boss to Let Me Try a Standing Desk?” – Lifehacker

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