Of particular interest in the Pottstown High School essay submission was the attention to the role of mental health in learning, citing a 2016 Pennsylvania Youth Survey of students in grades 6,8,10 & 12. Not only does mental health impact the current and future wellbeing of our youth, it also impacts classroom performance and attendance. Research shows links between physical activity and mental health, so our aim is to provide students and educators with practical means to break up sedentary behavior that can contribute to debilitating metabolic and mental health issues.
Research also shows the link between low-level physical activity (LLPA) and metabolic health. By introducing standing into the classroom, students’ heart rates are kept higher, they burn more calories and they maintain muscle tone and insulin effectiveness. This translates to healthier, more engaged students with greater on-task behavior.
The amount of physical activity and physical education time is greatly reduced when students advance into secondary education. High schools are grossly underserved with physical activity outlets and external interventions. By supplying practical learning solutions to educators, our partnership provides students with the best opportunity to succeed. We believe that introducing low-level physical activity – in the form of LearnFit adjustable standing desks – into otherwise sedentary classrooms can make a difference.
From left to right: Tech Data Canada President Rick Reid, Mat Varsava, Nancy Gregson, Ernest Coulouras and Tech Data Canada Sr. V.P. Greg Myers.
Ergotron is the proud recipient of Tech Data Canada’s Retail Partner of the Year Award in recognition of top sales growth, overall profitability as a vendor, and best engagement at all levels of the organization.
“We are very honored to be recognized by one of our amazing distribution partners in Canada as a vendor of the year,” says Nancy Gregson, Ergotron’s Sr. Director of Business Operations. “Our growth in Canada has continued to explode the last few years due to the incredible Ergotron team and the partnerships that have been formed with Tech Data Canada. This is a huge honor for us and we see even greater success in 2017!”
The new Hub27 is a slim cabinet that brings order and charging power to cluttered areas of a home. (Who couldn’t use a little less home-tech chaos?) Better yet, it doubles as a wall-mounted standing desk, so you can tick off items on your to-do list and break up unhealthy sitting periods.
As you may know, ErgotronHome is our recently-launched, style-driven brand, built on our 35 years of ergonomics expertise in the workplace. Now you can extend healthy movement into your home, whether sorting mail, paying bills, or updating your social network!
Great ed-tech news! Ergotron was recognized by Tech & Learning Magazine with two Award of Excellence designations for innovative solutions to aid student health and academic performance in our schools. Products honored were the new-category creating, mobile Ergotron LearnFit™ Standing Desk for students, and the Anthro wall-mountable YES Charging Cabinet that powers up mini-laptops in cramped classrooms and media centers.
Tech & Learning’s prestigious Awards of Excellence program recognizes innovative technologies that break new ground as education tools. Winners are selected by panels of professional users, editors and a panel of more than 30 educator judges who tested hundreds of products for their quality, effectiveness, and ease or creative use of technology.
Does your company or organization inspire and champion a culture of wellness? If so, the American Diabetes Association wants to salute you!
The ADA is recognizing efforts to engage employees or members in healthy living with a new workplace Health Champion Designation. It’s like a wellness “perk” awarded for meeting criteria in nutrition and weight management, physical activity, and organizational wellbeing.
The Health Champion Designation application is open until October 31, 2015.
When asked how the desk was received at the event, Bob Hill, Ergotron’s Education Industry Manager replied, “How many times have we heard a teacher ask a kid to stay seated in the classroom? Teachers get it.” What they “get” are children’s impulses to move. And how that movement is linked to brain development and ultimately performance. Read the news >
Why is this important? We want the whole world to have access to healthier computing solutions, and we love that an international show like CES agrees! The WorkFit-A for Apple joins our proven line of WorkFit solutions and meets a big need for iMac® users—a sit-stand workstation that will mount their larger display without compromising the aesthetics of their technology. Now Apple users can enjoy all the benefits of sit-stand computing, like increase productivity, comfort and calorie burn.
See the WorkFit-A for Apple, the WorkFit-P for Apple, and the OmniMount ActionMount series on display at CES (booth #26115) in the Digital Health Zone—products that encourage the healthy use of electronics, whether at home or in the office.
No doubt we are happy when we receives this kind of recognition, but the thing we love best is hearing stories from the people using our products. If you have started a sit-stand journey, share it with us on social media—Twitter, Facebook, upload a video on YouTube—or share it wherever you share.
Ergotron’s Dongguan City factory (DGE) was recently recognized by the Government of ShiJie Town as one of the Top Ten business contributors to the local tax base, as measured by annual revenue and profit of DGE.
With roughly 1400 tax paying businesses in ShiJie Town, Ergotron is quite honored to receive this recognition.
DGE is located outside of Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, PRC, and employs over 900 employees from all over the region. Congrats to Craig Thomas, General Manager, shown here with Kenny Shi, DGE Financial Controller, and all the team for their hard work and commitment to business leadership.