Tech & trend

Benefits of moving

Using LINAK lifting columns and linear actuator systems bring numerous benefits when integrated with adjustable office desks, industrial and technical workstations, and kitchens.

It is difficult to accommodate a diverse workforce with a standard “one size fits all” desk. Adjustable desks give users the capability to choose a working position that is ideal for their body. This helps eliminate discomfort caused by a “desk that does not fit” such as insufficient leg space and too high keyboards/monitors. 

Increase your staff’s productivity
People need to get out of their chair and move at least five minutes per hour. Micro-breaks reduce fatigue. Many employees do not have the flexibility to get away from their workstations every hour. Using a sit-stand desk allows employees to take a break from their static posture without leaving their area. 

Create flexible workstations
Electric adjustable desks allow users to comfortably and quickly adjust to the task at hand by the touch of a button. For instance, if a colleague or a customer drops in, it's no problem... you can adjust the desk to a group working level and meet in comfort. As an added bonus, when you stand you can keep meetings and “on the fly” interruptions shorter. 

Improve employee health and well-being
Studies have shown that alternating between sitting and standing results in less discomfort and reduces the amount of fatigue many people feel at the end of the workday. 

Workplace physical activity programmes have also been shown to reduce sick days by up to 32 percent (source: James A Levine, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic and Selene Yeager)
A study from the Mayo Clinic shows you can burn an additional 340 calories a day if you spend two hours of your workday standing instead of sitting. 

Prevent injuries
Fitting the workstation to your individual needs can reduce the causes of work related stress. Alternate between sitting and standing and reduce these risks much further by avoiding problems caused by static posture or positions.

If you want to know more about how you can get the benefits of movement at work, visit the Moving Desks website.

Videos

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Regular exercise is not enough

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6 tips for an ergonomic better workday by LINAK

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LINAK Desk Control - reminds you to stand up

Files

Move brochure

A small booklet about why and how height adjustable desks should be used.

Focus on office desks

Electric adjustment of office desks fits dynamic work styles and the new way of working.

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