Is this fake news or a genuine contribution to the debate on sit stand office working?

On 23rd February 2018, The Telegraph online ran the story below. It is extracted from a recently published article in Ergonomics Journal which is a quality publication, with the research done at the highly respected Curtin University in Australia. I recommend you read it, and would also value your comments as to the ladies working [...]

By |2018-04-28T10:19:30+00:00April 28th, 2018|Blog, Standing Desks|0 Comments

How to use a sit stand desk

I never cease to be amazed by the number of sit stand desks I come across on my travels across Britain that never are used in the raised position. They are bought in as the latest must have to improve employee well-being and productivity, or because an individual has a physical issue which requires a [...]

By |2017-11-29T13:51:03+00:00November 29th, 2017|Standing Desks|0 Comments

Are Treadmill Desks and asset or a hindrance to work and health?

At Sun Rehab we talk to many businesses who are looking to redesign their workspaces, with the aim of improving the health and well-being of their biggest asset; their employees. Many companies consider it a high aspiration to install treadmill desks as part of a refit, and once installed they envisage significant dividends in worker [...]

By |2017-11-29T13:21:22+00:00November 29th, 2017|Standing Desks|0 Comments

The ergonomic office furniture industry is completely bonkers

For several years now I have thoughts that the world of office ergonomic furniture is at best odd and worst bonkers. I am very glad to see in the last few months 2 colleagues who I greatly respect and admire from the world of occupational health (Jean Fisher) and furniture sales (Guy Osmond) are both [...]

By |2018-01-26T11:54:47+00:00July 4th, 2017|Ergonomics, Standing Desks|0 Comments

Why are sit stand desks so poorly used?

Sit stand desks are the normal across northern Europe particularly in the Scandinavian countries. In Denmark they are legally mandated three for all employers to supply them the evidence is now strong that sits down working and active working strategies are important tools in combating the increase in obesity in the UK and the dramatic [...]

By |2017-07-04T17:40:52+00:00July 4th, 2017|Standing Desks|0 Comments

What gyms don’t want you to know about exercise

There is now widespread acknowledgement that as a population we are overly sedentary and that to avoid preventable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease we need to be more active. Government campaigns are being sponsored to improve awareness of the importance of activity, and a good diet. Currently in the UK 24.9% of the [...]

By |2017-07-04T17:33:55+00:00July 4th, 2017|Standing Desks|0 Comments

Fake News. Standing desks are bad for your health, and a waste of money

I have read recently 2 articles written by upstanding professional people stating that standing to work is less healthy than sitting and therefore the concept of sit stand working is wrong. One therefore is lead to conclude that the whole industry of standing desks and active working is flawed and should shut up shop and [...]

By |2017-07-04T17:29:03+00:00July 4th, 2017|Blog, Standing Desks|0 Comments