After a beautiful weekend wandering through the Suffolk countryside, nipping in and out of the cafes that appeared to line our entire route, I’ve arrived back in the office recharged and ready for whatever the forthcoming week holds for me. As I settled down with my morning cup of tea, my email inbox going “ping, ping”, I’m aware that the rain is beating against the window and Monday morning appears to be exactly that; a typical Monday morning.
But as I sit back and relax into my luxurious Formetiq task chair and fine-tune my desk height to reach my optimal position (yes I’m a creature of habit), I wonder how many other people are enjoying the comforts of their workspace, or lack of.
You see, my line of work means that I’m lucky enough to be invited into businesses of all sizes and whilst there are of course exceptions, it never ceases to amaze me the varying quality of our nation’s workspaces.
However, change is in the air.
Sit/stand or height adjustable desks are becoming more widespread as consumers and employers recognise the health benefits and become fully aware of the dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Indeed, recent studies have shown that sitting for long periods of the day is a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, sitting in a conventional office chair will increase the vertical loading on the spinal discs by up to 50% compared to a standing posture.
New users of height adjustable desks have recognised a number of benefits:
- Improved circulation helps energy levels and better concentration.
- Can assist in reducing back pain caused by static and poor posture.
- Achieve the ideal desk height whatever your height may be.
- Improvement in productivity and communication.
Formetiq is pleased to present a range of sit/stand and height adjustable desks that are the epitome of style and function. Our metaphorical microscope is on the Alto with its 3-column legs, anti-collision detection and desktop height variation from 610mm to 1260mm. With a whole suite of options including Bluetooth, the Alto is a welcome addition to any workspace environment.