Austin, TX-based start up, Staand Up Desk, launches as another study released this week confirms the ill effects of sitting
AUSTIN, Texas, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Staand Up Desk announces its launch with a product touted as the easiest way to stand up and work. The modern, lightweight risers allow you to create an adjustable stand up work environment at virtually any workspace and provides a simple alternative to replacing a traditional desk if you want to stand up and work.
Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States and the sedentary lifestyle of the workplace environment plays a contributing role. Many Americans work at a computer most of the day, and consequently spend most of their time sitting down. According to an alarming study in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Journal, people who sit for the majority of the day are 54% more likely to die of heart attacks and new studies continue to come out reporting similar findings.
Replacing an existing desk with a traditional stand up workstation has carried a cost of hundreds to more than a thousand dollars, and can often prevent sitting entirely. The simple and modern design of the new Staand Up Desk enables workers to create an adjustable stand up environment at an existing workstation so they can alternate between standing at sitting throughout the day without replacing their current desk.
The designers of Staand Up Desk say more people will make an effort to stand up and work when given the proper tools to do so. Given a simple and affordable solution to replacing an entire workstation, desk workers and their employers can easily make the transition to a healthier work environment.
The product's easy-to-use design and affordability are predicted to make the Staand Up Desk the first choice for workers who desire a safer and healthier lifestyle. The Staand Up is available for pre order with early bird pricing at Indiegogo.com/staandupdesk on July 11, 2012.
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Staand Up Desk was created in Austin, TX in 2012. Visit www.staandupdesk.com for more information.
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