ST. PAUL, Minn. and ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating active workplaces is a focus among employers, as increasing research targets sedentary behavior as a factor which determines health and productivity among office workers. To address this issue, Ergotron, Inc., a leader in the sit-stand revolution, will sponsor and present at the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) 2016 Forum this week in Atlanta, an event for employers looking to advance their workplace health and well-being programs. Ergotron Senior Manager, Human Factors and Ergonomics Research, Carrie Schmitz, CHC, AOEAS and Vertical Marketing Manager for Wellness, Betsey Banker, CWWPM, CWWSA will lead a session "Stepping into A Culture of Movement" on September 28, at 10:45 a.m.
"In addition to impacting performance and productivity, sedentary behavior is driving up healthcare costs. One almost shockingly simple solution is to get people moving," said Banker. "Whether it's integrating standing meetings, walking paths or sit-stand workstations, employers can embrace movement in a way that has a positive impact on employee health and productivity every day."
Work performance depends so much on employee health and job satisfaction. The goal of the session is to help businesses recognize the elements of a movement-friendly workplace culture. Referencing both published science and anecdotal evidence, Banker and Schmitz will help business leaders understand the roles, rights and responsibilities of every stakeholder in order to design programs and policies that will instill a culture of movement.
"If we want to optimize health and productivity, we must reestablish the body-mind connection. Replacing sedentary time with low-intensity physical activity is easily accomplished with sit-stand desks," said Schmitz.
As an official sponsor, Ergotron will also provide sit-stand workstations for Forum attendees to break up sitting time during the sessions.
To learn more about Ergotron and its role in advancing education and awareness in the area of reducing sedentary time, visit www.ergotron.com or call 800.888.8458.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 35 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 192 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands—OmniMount®, LearnFit®, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit®, Anthro, Neo-Flex® and ErgotronHome™—for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF™ lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with additional sales efforts in Phoenix, Tualatin, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore.
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