Simple changes? Big benefits! Introducing the new JustStand.org

The average person sits more than 12 hours each day with much of that time spent at the workplace. To fight against a culture of inactivity, Ergotron has spent the last seven years raising awareness of the dangers of prolonged sitting through JustStand.org.

Now stacked with new resources, interactive tools and a fresh look and feel, JustStand.org connects employees and employers with the tools you need to infuse movement into your work day.

“Research is rapidly progressing on the health impact of a sedentary lifestyle and the effectiveness of products like sit-stand desks,” Pete Segar, Ergotron CEO, said. “JustStand.org is a convenient source for research and useful tips on creating a healthy, productive workplace.”

JustStand

Within the new site, visitors will be automatically routed to the new design with access to popular tools like the calorie-burn calculator and sitting time calculator. You can also view new resources like an interactive Ergotron timeline and benefits of standing section also available at research.juststand.org.

Within other main sections, you can view quick tips for standing at the office and download surveys, infographics, case studies and more to share with your colleagues.

Ready to take a stand with us? Explore the new site to discover the latest facts, research and benefits of adding movement to your workplace. And be sure to join our mission, subscribe to the MoveMore blog, or sign up receive the latest news from the JustStand® Wellness Movement.

Movement Matters: On this we can all agree!

Movement Matters

Do contradictory research study results ever frustrate you? First we hear, for example, that butter is bad for us and then, just a few years later, people are adding it to their coffee for its supposed health benefits. It can be confusing to know what’s really true in a world where “facts” are continually changing. We’d like to point out a notable exception. A large and growing number of credible research projects are all reaching the same indisputable conclusion: sitting all day is bad for human health.

Now you can read the research in one, easy to digest place. Our new, free white paper, “Why Movement Matters,” by Carrie Schmitz, AOEAS, CHC, Ergotron’s Sr. Manager of Human Factors and Ergonomic Research, summarizes the latest research findings and makes a compelling case for investment in movement-friendly environments. Best of all, the research finds direct and strong correlations between even minor changes in sitting behavior and health benefits.

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MXV Monitor Arm Elevates Your Workspace with Functionality and Style

MXV DualYou don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. Showcase your monitor or TV while maintaining ergonomic comfort with the new Ergotron MXV monitor arm. Sleek and versatile, MXV offers 13″ (33 cm) of height adjustment, a minimum 19.5″ (49.5 cm) of extension, integrated tilt and more — all on a convenient swivel base. The arm’s adjustability helps increase viewing comfort, while its upscale finish leaves a stylish impression.

The MXV saves valuable desk space with the cable management system and a narrow profile that’s 25% slimmer than the LX monitor arm. You can easily adjust your display with a light touch thanks to patented Constant Force™ technology, and the MXV passes Ergotron’s 10,000-cycle motion test, which ensures years of trouble-free height adjustment. The arm arrives full assembly for easy install. To learn more about the new MXV, available as a single or dual desk arm or single wall arm, click the links below:

Battery Chemistry and the Future of Hospital Safety

We covered the FDA’s advisory letter on mobile medical cart safety a few posts back, but I thought it warranted a deeper explanation about the science of battery chemistry, and what difference that makes in a health care environment.

To find a suitable subject matter expert, I didn’t have to look very far: Ergotron CEO Pete Segar has a Ph.D. in electro-chemistry. So we sat down in the studio (ok, actually we stood up) to to talk through his vision of the future of hospital electrical safety.

 

As always, if you have questions or topics you’d like to hear us cover on a future episode, just let me know in the comments, or via @ergotron on Twitter.

Want to be Engaged at Work? Find Your WorkFit Match

Who doesn’t want it, a happier, healthier workplace? Introducing sit-stand workstations in the office is one proven way to break up sedentary time, and break up all the aches, pains and stress associated with prolonged sitting. Our new commercial airing on Australian TV highlights one sit-stand solution, the WorkFit-T − it’s just one of many. Find your WorkFit today.

Ergotron Statement on FDA Advisory Letter

Late last year, the FDA sent an advisory letter to hospital administrators, warning them of the dangers associated with some battery-powered mobile medical carts.

At Ergotron, we saw this as another opportunity to communicate with our customers. In this video, Troy Townes, Product Manager for mobile medical carts, talks about the battery chemistry Ergotron uses in our StyleView carts, and the difference that makes in safety, durability and value.

If you have any questions about your medical cart fleet (whether Ergotron-branded or not), our Services team can help. Learn more.

Ergotron Aims to Change Bedside Patient-Provider Interaction

The patient over-bed table in hospitals hasn’t changed much in the last few decades. Despite the revolution in mobile computing, too many patients use outdated technology to interact with their care team. Ergotron wants to change that.

With our new StyleView® Patient eTable, healthcare tech is no longer a barrier for the patient to overcome; it’s an integral part of their care. From medications to food menus to patient entertainment, our eTable provides a platform for patients to easily use tablet computers without risking muscle strain from holding the tablet for a long time.

In this podcast, Ergotron Product Manager Troy Townes shares with me the details on this exciting new product, how it came about, and where we think the technology is going in the future.

 


Have you heard our other podcasts? We plan to do a lot more, so if you have ideas or questions you’d like us to cover in future episodes, be sure to let us know in the comments, or on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Active Schools Recognizes Ergotron As Partner of the Year

Last week at the 2017 Partnership for a Healthier America’s Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, DC., Active Schools honored Ergotron, Lakeshore FoundationNational Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) and Marathon Kids with its Partner of the Year Award.

Organizations coming together to support active lifestyles for kids.

Active School Partner of the Year Award

Active Schools, a nationwide movement dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity is the norm for K-12 schools, recognizes organizations that support active lifestyles for kids. 

Said Bob Hill, Ergotron’s Education Manager who attended the event, “Partnering with Active Schools is a natural fit to our underlying mission to activate work and learn spaces.

Attendees to the summit had a full agenda, with keynote speakers like Cindy Crawford, Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton also helping champion the cause.

“Ergotron is honored to be partnering with such dedicated organizations. Our mutual objective is to create awareness and understanding of the sedentary problem, while introducing a solution that can make a difference with our youth,” said Hill.

Read more about it.

Register Today! ErgoExpo Webinar May 17 – Designing a Professional Sit-Stand Desk Converter Workstation

It’s possible to affordably upgrade existing desks with a sit-stand desk converter. But with so many brands, how do you choose the right one?

Ergotron is sponsoring ErgoExpo’s May Wednesday Webinar. The event features Ergotron’s CEO, Peter Segar, and Director. Mustafa Ergun, who will be sharing Egotron’s design criteria for professional grade sit-stand workstations. They hope to raise awareness about the importance of ergonomic ranges when choosing solutions across a broad population of users. This knowledge will aid business understanding of the critical design elements involved in creating a sit-stand workstation that is safe and reliable for years to come.

Register now for Wednesday, May 17th at 11am PT | 2pm ET.

THIS 60-MINUTE WEBINAR:

  • Discusses principles of designing and testing of a professional-grade Sit-Stand Desk Converter
  • Proposes Sit-Stand Desk Converter safety standards
  • Establishes criteria to evaluate Sit-Stand Desk Converters

It offers practical, clear guidance for businesses seeking to create healthy work cultures where employees can thrive. We hope to see you there!

BONUS! Attend and ErgoExpo will issue a Certificate of Completion you can use to apply for CEUs with BCSP directly or CoC points with BCPE directly.

CAN’T ATTEND? An online recording of the live session will be available after the event on the ErgoExpo site.