10/07/2015

See Baroan's New Ergonomic Office Makeover


VP Dimitri Miaoulis now spends
90% of his day standing
We've all read the articles and statistics - sitting is bad. According to CNN, sitting for 8-12+ hours a day increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 90%. According to NPR, exercising won't even offset the harm of sitting at your desk all day - "These are independent variables — excess sitting and the presence or absence of exercise." So Baroan Technologies decided it was time to stand up.

We've always started every workday with a standing  meeting around our conference table, but it was time to do more. Our team likes to be active, from cycling to Brazilian jujitsu to Tough Mudders. Guy Baroan had been using a standing desk for almost a year and was a big fan. We talked to our team to see if they'd be interested and received a resounding "Yes!"

We chose the Ergotron Work Fit-T Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation Stand with Table Mount so we could turn our existing desks into standing while still having the option to sit, and keep our cubicles. We also ordered the Imprint 9100 CumulusPro Comfort Anti-Fatigue Mat for each person, which is a very important part of standing. DeskHacks explains, "Besides simply feeling good, the cushiness of an anti-fatigue mat keeps you ever-so-slightly off-balance, which makes you contract the muscles in your shins and calves. This contraction of muscles pushes your blood back up to your core to be re-oxygenated." For those who preferred to stay seated, we purchased the Serta Back in Motion Health and Wellness Mid-Back Office Chair.

It's been 2 months since Baroan's ergonomic makeover and we're still standing. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Engineer Vicente Abrusia says, "I love it since my lower back has less pain. I have more energy than I did sitting down. It's great!" We'd encourage any office to look into standing desks and anything else that can improve your team's health and comfort - they're your most valuable assets!

Contact us if you have any questions about how to make your tech setup more ergonomic. We can order any Ergotron items you're interested in.

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