A Sit Stand Desk to Fix Your Office Aches and Pains That You Can Actually Afford

You can feel pretty beat up at the end of the day working at an office. You wouldn’t think so by watching someone sitting there but ask anyone who has worked in an office environment. Sedentary lifestyles like this come with their fair share of aches and pains. To remain still for an entire day, it’s hard on the body. Add to that bad posture – which is very common – and tremendous pain comes with that. Thankfully, a sit-stand desk can fit that.

A sit-stand desk takes those office aches and pains, and throws them away. Do you have lower back pain you’re struggling to get rid of? What about between the shoulders or in the upper back? These are all common areas at risk of tension, pain, and repetitive strain. Eventually, you either end up with a temporary injury or discomfort that seems permanent. A sit-stand desk works by giving you the option to work while standing or sitting, as you like.

This is a height adjustable ergonomic desk that you can move up and down. When you stand, you’re taking pressure off your body. You’re putting it elsewhere. After standing for a period of time, you can adjust height once again and sit down. This takes off the stress that comes with prolonged standing. The game of minimizing aches and pains is an ongoing one however a sit-stand desk makes it easy. It gives you the option.

Beyond relieving the aches of office work, there are also other health benefits that come with standing or sit standing desks. As you’re moving and standing, you can actually burn more calories. This can reduce weight gain. There’s also some research suggesting a desk like this improves mood. We haven’t even discussed how it affects productivity yet. Offices that have widely adopted sit-stand desks have found productivity to be higher, with lesser absences and more workers invested in staying focused.

If you don’t know what sit stand desk to choose, you’ll probably find a lot of them are very expensive. For Canadians, thankfully, there’s PrimeCables. A discount retailer for Canada-only, there’s all sorts of sit stand desks waiting to be bought just filling the warehouse. For an office or home office job, this is where people are coming to get cheap high quality ergonomic desks. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to completely change the way you work. Adjustable to any height, turn a normal desk into something special. Invest in yourself and feel better!

See the Ultimate Back to School Sale in Canada for University Students set to Embark

Back to school deals in Canada are just beginning to come out, with August almost here. Deals on tech, laptop accessories, USB cables, and more aren’t going to last but if you’re a university student ready to head out on your next semester, act quickly!

PrimeCables’ Canada-only back to school sale is sharing deep discounts on products from all categories of our catalogue. Here are just a few of the different recommendations perfect for a university or college student.

Sit-stand desk

Are you looking to give yourself a whole new desk to work with – choose from over a dozen models. Height adjustable and ergonomically designed, you can sit or stand as you work with a university computer desk like this.

Small TV wall mount

If you’re moving into a new place and bringing a small to medium sized TV up to 55”, a basic mount is a great way to save on space in a room or condo. The articulating arm on one of Canada’s favourite TV wall mounts also allows you to adjust the angle, depending on whether you’re watching it just yourself or with company.

Height adjustable laptop stand

Take your laptop with you to bed, throw this stand in your car if you’re heading on a road trip, or you can use it when/if you’re staying over at a friend’s place. This portable height adjustable laptop stand makes it easy to watch media, play games, read, browse the Internet, or listen to music no matter where you are.

ISTANT portable adjustable laptop table

Let’s say you’re working on your laptop while sitting on the ground. Or let’s say you like sitting on the floor to work on occasion. This portable ISTANT adjustable laptop stand comes with a vent to ensure safe movement of air and cooling, and is height adjustable of course. Some also use it on the couch, to help provide a stable surface for their laptops.

Gas spring desk mount

As a university student, if you don’t have plans to have a TV, you may be watching TV, movies, and media exclusively on a computer monitor. In that case, a gas spring desk mount can lift a monitor up and off the desk which will help to clear out some space and give you a really interesting media center to work from. Choose from single monitor mounts, dual monitor desk mounts, triple mounts, and more.

It’s time to start thinking about how you want to live, as a university or college student. If you’re in the market for tech accessories and a proper computer setup, don’t overpay. Now’s the time to shop and buy with PrimeCables.

Why Sit-Stand Desks are better than Standing Desks – get yours on Birthday Sale!

Standing desks have been trending for a few years now, as a response to the dangers of prolonged sitting. That said, anyone who has tried a standing desk, eventually they come to the realization that it hurts a little bit to be on their feet all day long. In the same way sitting puts stress on the body, as it turns out, standing unnaturally for hours on end does the same.

 

Enter in sit-stand desks. These are height adjustable desks you can move from a seated position to standing in seconds, ensuring that when you want to sit, you can sit, and when you want to stand, you can stand. This keeps the body engaged without getting you stressed and fatigued from all that standing.

 

Even more good news, sit-stand desks are not that expensive compared to standing desks. One of Canada’s top suppliers of sit-stand ergonomic desks is PrimeCables. There are literally dozens of models to choose from, ranging in price from as low as $189.99 and above. Also, June just happens to be PrimeCables’ big birthday month. There’ll be exclusive deals launched on select ergonomic office accessories and desks. Enjoy fast, free shipping on all orders above $49.

 

Standing desks, for as healthy as some claim they are, don’t lead to anyone burning more calories than if they were if they were sitting. Studies have also shown they can slow cognitive function and increase back pain. All in all, you want a mix of sitting and standing. You’ll keep away the fatigue, protect your back, and you can remedy all aches and pains you might normally have to suffer through working an office job.

 

Some of PrimeCables’ June 2019 birthday sale on sit-stand desks include our sit-standing height adjustable riser ADR for monitors 35” wide for $189.99, the sit-standing desk riser ADR for monitor 31.5” wide for $148.99, the electric height adjustable sit-stand desk converter for $199.99, the height adjustable ergonomic desk riser with 50 lbs. capacity for $255.99, and the portable height adjustable sit-stand desk converter for $119.99.

 

Find the model that best suits your lifestyle. The healthiest way to work is one where stress is minimized on the body and where you feel comfortable. For these reasons, a sit-standing desk is far more advantageous than any standing desk.

 

Come and celebrate the June 2019 birthday sale with PrimeCables. For when you need to work eight hours a day or longer at a desk, you’ll be glad to have one of our ergonomic height adjustable desks ready to personalize for your needs.

4 Ergonomic Office Accessories Every Person working from Home Needs

Every Canadian working from home doesn’t just need an Internet connection to get their work done. Ergonomic office accessories can make a tremendous difference in their productivity, interest in their work, and level of comfort. Although working from home is a joy, it comes with its fair share of caveats as well. Here’s how to use office accessories to get around some of the working-from-home difficulties.

sit stand desk [price might be varies due to promotion timeframe]

Ergonomic office chair

An ergonomic office chair makes it easy to remain at a desk for up to eight hours or more. An uncomfortable office chair will not only be a thorn in your side but it’ll kill your productivity while giving your back major troubles in the long-term. Ergonomic chairs are designed to support a person’s posture while sitting, ensuring you don’t feel the same stresses on your body by sitting across long periods of time.

Ergonomic sit-standing desk

An ergonomic sit-standing desk establishes a dedicated workspace for you that isn’t the kitchen table. Too many people settle for working in spaces that aren’t strictly for working. This breaks down on focus and exposes them to distraction. Do yourself a favor and purchase dedicated ergonomic height adjustable sit-standing desk as a perfect match to your chair to ensure your body’s well taken care of and your focus is maintained on what’s most important.

Ergonomic lighting

Lighting is an underrated element of a home office work setup. The average home worker tends to work long hours which means lighting can certainly play a role in things like eye strain and productivity. Choosing the right LED bulb and ensuring there’s no color distortion is key. When combined with the right ergonomic office accessories, lighting will allow a worker to remain productive long into the night.

Cables

An underrated element of the home office are charging cables. Whether it’s for your computer, smartphone, tablet, music playing device, or anything else, you want to ensure you have all the USB cables, ergonomic office cables, HDMI cables, headphone cables, and/or laptop cables. Charging docks and similar elements can also make it easy to keep your devices charged.

For all these ergonomic essentials for a home office, visit PrimeCables. Believe us when we say it will make keeping a calendar and staying productive so much easier. Personalize your home office with the chair you want and the desk you want, and surround yourself with everything you need to keep focus without sacrifice your body’s comfort. Touch base with PrimeCables today.

Did you Know Sit-Stand Desks can Help you Lose Weight and Stay Skinny – it can!

A common question received regarding sit-standing desks is whether they can really help someone lose weight or not. Recent research in the Applied Ergonomics journal helped shine a light on the potential of sit-stand desks.

It’s no secret that looking at a standing desk, it’s promoting someone to stand and create movement. The more we move, the more calories we burn – theoretically speaking. Many people believe that height adjustable desks can work to help office workers keep their bodies engaged while they remain sedentary.

Being sedentary is well understood to raise the risks of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature death. Some research published has even associated prolonged sitting with up to 430,000 deaths a year worldwide. Also, when we sit, it interferes with our ability to regulate blood pressure and metabolize fat as well.

A recent study amalgamated the results of 53 studies examining the benefits of sit-stand desks, motivated to find the truth behind the popular ergonomic office furniture. Some believe it helps with weight loss while others dispute the claim. The study examined sit-standing desks across six categories – behaviour, physiological, work performance, psychological, discomfort, and posture. The results show that although people using sit-stand desks tended to spend more time standing than individuals using regular desks, it did not necessarily result in weight loss every time.

The health benefits of sit-stand desks are numerous, including relieving low back pain relief and decreasing blood pressure overall. That said, when it comes to weight loss, the results just aren’t there to conclude every person who uses ergonomic desks will experience weight loss. Although some will, others won’t. What the study also showed was that sit-stand desks did improve comfort level and behaviour tremendously. If you’re a worker who is concerned about your comfort and/or who wants to attempt to use it as a weight loss strategy, the researchers of this paper are not necessarily saying not to do it. In other words, go for it!

The big takeaway of the Applied Ergonomics study is ultimately that someone who has an ergonomic desk is not going to magically lose weight. In the same way that someone switching to healthy dieting is not magically going to melt off the pounds. There are several factors which go into weight loss, any of which can affect a person. As proper usage differs from person to person in an office setting, using your sit-stand desk the correct way at the suggested dosages likely does produce a difference in weight loss. If you’re interested in a height adjustable ergonomic sit-standing desk, shop yours at PrimeCables.

When you’re Active at Work with a Sit-Stand Desk, you get Several Health Benefits!

Did you know sitting for longer than thirty minutes can increase your diabetes risk significantly – keeping your body active as an office worker has never been more important. Any time a desk worker gets up off their butt, they activate their muscles and get blood flowing again. Doing this regularly is all it takes to combat any sort of health risks associated with prolonged sitting.

 

One of the best ways to encourage an office worker to keep themselves physically engaged is through ergonomic sit-standing desks. The average adult requires at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week to combat the risk of obesity. Unfortunately, between office work, commuting, TV and media watching, and sitting down to eat, the majority of us are sitting all day long.

 

All it takes to keep you physically engaged is switching up your position. Frequently doing so improves metabolism, triglyceride levels, BMI, and waist circumference. Active workstations like ergonomic desks are finding their way into workplace culture for their ability to give employees the opportunity to stay active in a single location. Everyone from Hollywood celebrities like Dwayne Johnson to upper-level corporate managers across the world are using these desks to keep themselves in tip top shape. There’s no reason everyday Canadian workers shouldn’t have the same.

 

There are many creative ways in which sit-stand desks are being implemented into corporate offices all over the world. There are some who have provided every employee with height adjustable desks. There are others who allow workers to bring in their own desks. There are also those who are sending out notifications to employees regularly throughout the day, giving them permission to stretch the legs for a couple minutes and get out of their seats.

 

Recently, an Australian company undertook a 1-year study where they used software to prompt workers to switch up their sedentary behaviour. The success of this study speaks for itself, with a massive 76 percent reduction in workers who used to never use the standing function on their electric sit-stand desks. Usage doubled and standing time increased by 45 percent, resulting in a healthier workforce, more productivity, and a happier team of employees. The more active workplace, the more benefit there is for the human beings at work and for the company.

 

Search out Canada’s best sit-standing desks from PrimeCables and receive a ‘free shipping’ coupon to anywhere in the country.

Creating a Study Space for your Child using a Height Adjustable Desk on-sale

As parents, we want our children to have a comfortable, focused study space at home to get homework done as well as to give them a place to pursue their education-related curiosities. Working with oftentimes smaller spaces than we would like, a child’s study space does not need to be large or even private. Today, there are many parents creating study spaces in bedroom corners, in hallway nooks, or in the kitchen. For an affordable price, you can repurpose a space in some impressive ways without having to do much. Even at a mid-to-high price tag, it’s more than worth it to give your child their own dedicated study spa

The main thing with a child’s study space is going to give them their own desk. You have a few options here. If you’re working with a hallway or a space that is more length than it is bulky, choosing a height adjustable sit-stand desk with length is smart. PrimeCables has a children’s ergonomic desk in this style for $59.99. Comparatively, if you’re working with simply a small space and/or you’re looking to set them up in a corner either in their room or somewhere in the house, a more square-based desk works. PrimeCables has two models akin to these, each with a chair and height adjustable desk included. The model at $89.99 is a more basic version with the desk and chair only, while the $169.99 model comes with an additional book holder component and cup holder alongside a built-in mount to accommodate tablets.

Why go with an ergonomic desk for your child’s study space – two reasons. The first is that you’re setting them up to have good habits when working at a desk, adjusting the elements around them to accommodate their bodies. For the many office workers in Canada who work at a desk constantly, they experience a range of neck aches, lower back aches, and put themselves at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Ergonomic office accessories challenges these risks by allowing people to stand or sit, depending on how their body’s feeling – as well as adjust the height of one’s desk, relieving pressure on their posture.

The second reason to go with an ergonomic desk for children is that it allows them to change the height of their desk and chair as they grow. This means, from early pre-elementary age through to junior high, you might not need to buy them another desk. Choose from height adjustable children’s desk sets at PrimeCables to begin designing a space you know your child will love to get their homework done in.