Goodbye Sedentary Lifestyle: Why We’re Proactive Against Prolonged Sitting

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Goodbye Sedentary Lifestyle: Why We’re Proactive Against Prolonged Sitting

One of our causes here at Ergomotion is to promote an active lifestyle by educating our visitors about the health impacts and injuries associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Prolonged sitting and standing – namely, inactivity – both at work and at home, contributes to a bigger picture consisting of health risks like obesity and diabetes, and injuries like back, pain, neck tension, carpal tunnel, and more.

What we have noticed, however, is that people are becoming more proactive against the sedentary battle. Education – not scare tactics – alert Australians to the very real issues associated with too much sitting…

AND too much standing! The trick is to consistently switch between the two and take actionable measures sooner when you realise something isn’t quite right. Here’s an overview of five prevalent ways people are kicking their sedentary lifestyle to the curb, instead choosing activity, good health, and outstanding well-being.

1. We recognise pain and injuries sooner

Gone are the days when we’d feel a throbbing pain or overwhelming sharpness in our back, shoulders, wrist or neck, and then struggling through the rest of the day, and simply dealing with it.

The long-term damage we were doing was just not worth it!

Now, when something doesn’t feel quite right, we’ve privy to chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, and myotherapists can help diagnose and treat tissue and muscle injuries.

2. Yoga and Pilates strengthen the body and improve posture

Yoga and Pilates strengthten the body and can help repair a sedentary lifestyle.
The physical and mental health benefits of muscle-strengthening exercises result in an astounding surge in their popularity.

The two most common have got to be yoga and Pilates – we simply can’t get enough of these slow, measured, and controlled practices.

While they are not exactly the same, and there are many variants and poses within each practice, Pilates and yoga may generally have the following benefits:

  • Improve your core
  • Strengthen your back
  • Increase flexibility
  • Prevent injury
  • Drain your lymphs
  • Improve bone health
  • Stretch hip flexors
  • Invigorate the body

 

3. Education and awareness means people understand the health risks

If you were to tell anyone a decade ago about the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, they’d laugh you out of their office, slouch lower in their chair, and finish eating lunch at their desk.

 

Today, though, and, granted, over the last few years, education and awareness has soared.

 

Google the terms standing desk, sit stand desk, sitting is bad for you, sedentary lifestyle, or sitting is the new smoking, and you’re privy to a huge resource of blog posts, reviews, articles, scientific studies, products, stories and from every corner of our industry!

 

 

4. Standings desks are an accessible solution that makes this a reality

“OK, so I understand that a sedentary lifestyle is bad… but what do I do about it? I have to work eight hours a day, you know…”

 

That’s an excuse you could have gotten away with perhaps ten years ago… but not anymore!

 

Not only are there half a dozen electric standing desks to choose from, you can also deck out your whole workspace to be ergonomically friendly.

 

Think monitor arms, footrests, and of course an ergonomic office chair! (Because we don’t want to be sitting nor standing for too long at a time!)

 

 

5. People want to set a good example for their children

Standing desks are used in classrooms to fight childhood obesity.
Those who work in education are no doubt familiar with restless children during the school day, while parents dread to see kids spending every waking hour that they’re not at school sitting on the couch watching movies, playing games, or absent-mindedly scrolling through their smartphones.

Not only do standing desks in the classroom promote an active lifestyle made up of movement between sitting and standing, it also promotes an active mind, keeping kids engaged and focused throughout the day. (Find out more about standing desks in the classroom.)

These are just five of many more reasons people are taking positive, practical action against a sedentary lifestyle and all the health and physical risks associated with it.

We’re no longer OK with a sedentary lifestyle

If you want to join the movement and make a positive change in your health, say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.

Why not start in the office? You can spend up to eight hours a day sitting there (and that’s without even thinking about the rest of the day, including driving, sitting on the couch, and sleeping!)

Browse our range of electric standing desks here.

Drop us a message if you have any further questions. We’d love to hear from you.

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Big Dawg 13/08/22

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Bought sit, stand desk. Great product, fantastic service all at a reasonable price.

Jack Lu 12/08/22

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Guy was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning and catered to my specifications. The quality of the table was amazing! I’ve seen some other desks from other manufacturers which were extremely flimsy, unstable and poorly constructed. The product was custom built and received very promptly as well. Thanks again Guy, I know where I’ll be heading the next time I’m in need of a desk!

Claudia Franceschini 05/08/22

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My young son adores his sit stand desk from Ergomotion, we are very happy with the quality and we love that his desk will grow with him into his adult years. Guy was a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend.

JT 30/07/22

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Guy provided an e-desk for me. I used it with a natural bamboo tabletop 180cm in width and it works wonderfully. Guy was very responsive with a qeury i had about the product - i couldnt ask for more. Highly recommended.

Michael Dao 21/07/22

Google
Guy has been one of the most helpful people in helping me setting up my brand new desk frame. He guided me on where to find the best quality desktops to add onto the desk legs.

Desiree Inez Roque 07/07/22

Google
Guy was an absolute professional from start to finish. Very seamless process with ordering to pick up taking less than 24hrs.

Guy will take the time to understand your requirements, communicates clearly and will not try to upsell items you don’t require. Instructions to put together are clear and the videos on the website are helpful too.

We are extremely happy with our purchases. Desks are well designed and built. We love our new desks and would happily recommend Ergomotion.

Thanks Guy and all the best!

Nathan Byren 01/07/22

Google
**Reposting from my personal account.**

I spoke to Guy shortly after moving to Australia to get some information about their standing desks. I'd been on the hunt for one for a while and was struggling to find something that seemed to be good quality while still being reasonably priced.

Guy answered all my questions confidently and clearly, checked their stock levels since I was looking at a hardwood desktop not specified on their site and got back to me promptly with all the information.

When I was ready to go ahead with the order, it was a quick phone call and my order was on it's way. When the delivery seemed as though it might take longer than expected, Guy dropped the desk with me himself.

I put the desk together which was a very simple process - although a powered screw driver would have made the job much easier for me, I left all my tools in South Africa when I moved over and haven't built up a collection again just yet. The desk has been great and will get I'm sure, many years of happy use!

I highly recommend Ergomotion as a brand! Guy's service is a strong addition to an already great product.

Joshua Brown 01/07/22

Google
Guy was just a pleasure to deal with. Excellent knowledge and advice which followed through to excellent after sales. The e-desk is very sturdy, easy to use and looks great. Great job Guy and thank you

Simona Scarparo 19/06/22

Google
I love my Ergomotion stand up desk! It is easy to set up and is made of quality materials. However, the best part of the purchase was the excellent customer service I received. Guy (the owner) came out in the pouring rain to measure the boot of my car to make sure I could pick the desk up (fully assembled) and it would fit. I ordered the desk on a Monday and it was ready by Tuesday morning. He helped loading the desk in my car, removed a leg so that it could fit and explained how to put the leg back in, which was very straightforward and did not need any tools. If you are considering buying a stand up desk, I would definitely recommend Ergomotion.

Sue Fraser 14/06/22

Google
Guy was lovely to deal with. He was prompt and courteous in all his communication. He was happy for us to look at the desk before purchase. Once ordered, the desk arrived so quickly. Guy set it all up and we are extremely happy with the product. Thanks Guy for your great service and care.
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