Stand To Attention

Why you should make active sitting a priority...

We spend, on average, almost nine hours a day sat down - and that’s not taking into account the eight hours we spend lying horizontally, asleep.

But sadly our bodies aren't built for such lazy living.

The average person isn't able to sit for more than three minutes without falling into a slumped or slouched posture. Over time, this creates wear and tear in the discs and joints, putting greater strain on the back muscles. If you're constantly craning forward looking at a computer screen, this can cause neck ache too. It's no wonder, really, that neck and back pain is the leading cause of poor health in England.

So what can we do about it?

While standing for the whole day isn't advised (a study found it could raise the risk of heart disease), health experts do advise active sitting - where you switch between standing, sitting and walking about throughout the day.

A desk converter (pictured above) sits on top of your existing desk, allowing you to either sit and work at your computer, or raise the desk to a standing height. A pneumatic air cylinder allows smooth adjustments from sit to stand in mere seconds, bringing the maximum height to 620mm above the desktop.

The two-tier design offers a spacious 32-inch (813mm) top shelf for monitors and a second shelf for a mouse and keyboard. It also has a chamfered keyboard shelf edge for added comfort.

To find out more about this product, call us on 01902 783784 or email info@dalviesystems.co.uk.

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