ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergotron, Inc., a leading provider of sit-stand workstations, today unveiled its newly designed JustStand.org. Well-known for its breadth of information around reducing sedentary time, the site now offers a comprehensive hub of research, resources and tools designed to encourage the adoption of a movement mindset. These enhancements to JustStand.org will continue to help increase public awareness of the risks associated with inactivity, empowering individuals and businesses around the world to take action against sedentary behavior.
According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. JustStand.org is the go-to resource for accessing this type of scientific data on inactivity and sit-stand intervention studies. The site now includes medical research explained, quick access to digestible statistics and insights on how increasing low-level physical activity such as standing and walking can impact the mind, body and health. For those interested in seeing the result of their sitting time and how incorporating low-level activity into their day can benefit them, JustStand.org offers two popular calculators:
- The Calorie-Burn Calculator: Breaking up extended periods of sitting by standing more is one of the simplest ways to shed calories and combat the negative effects of sedentary behavior. Use this calculator to determine the additional calorie expenditure, and see the difference standing can make.
- Sitting-Time Calculator: Most individuals don't realize just how much time they spend seated. This tool allows users to calculate how much they sit each day and understand their individual risk level of sitting disease.
Additionally, JustStand.org has a new content hub and media library, where users can see how schools, offices and homes are creating movement-friendly environments, read the latest white papers and case studies, and watch educational videos, on-demand webinars and more.
"The environments where we spend the majority of our time−whether at a desk while working or at school, on the couch at home, or driving have conditioned us to remain stationary for hours on end," said Betsey Banker, wellness market manager, CWWS, CWWPM. at Ergotron. "With this enhanced website, our goal is to provide the resources people need to understand the dangers of habitual sitting, and offer the tools that will inspire a movement mindset."
JustStand.org was launched in 2010 by Ergotron with two goals in mind: bridge the gap in public knowledge about the dangers of excessive sitting, and motivate individuals, businesses and organizations to develop a healthier future. To date, JustStand.org has been a conduit to encourage the adoption of movement - whether in the classroom, in the office or at home. Since the site's inception, Ergotron has donated over 10,000 complimentary sit-stand workstations to over 4,000 organizations worldwide.
Teachers, business leaders, HR managers, students, parents and employees are invited to visit JustStand.org to see how the advanced site can serve as a resource for personal information or broader community or organizational initiatives. Site visitors are encouraged to join the wellness uprising, and to sign up to receive updates on new research, content and resources.
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 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 Constant Force® 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 sales efforts in Phoenix, Tualatin, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore.
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