Sep 30 2015

Office Environment: Take a Stand

Physical inactivity in the workplace is known to increase heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Studies show that standing and treadmill desks can improve overall health.

The Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Division recommends that employers provide a sit-stand workstation for employees to try, train them how to use it, and ask if they find it helpful. Manufacturers such as Ergotron, Humanscale and Innovative Office Products offer several models of sit-stand desks.