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Treadmill and Bike Desks: A Real Review from a Dispatch Center Near You

Posted by Byron Sieber on Jul 30, 2014 10:05:00 AM

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In May of 2013, Byron Sieber, Director, had eight Xybix consoles installed in the Red River Regional Dispatch Center in Fargo, ND. Recently, Byron purchased a treadmill and bike from Xybix to incorporate into their Dispatch Center. We asked Byron to give us honest feedback about his experience with the treadmills and bikes. Here is what Byron had to say:

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks

Xybix Talks Health in the Dispatch Center at NENA 2014

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Jun 25, 2014 3:27:00 PM

wttNewLogo_(Medium)Recently, at 2014 NENA in Nashville, TN, I was asked by Ricardo Martinez from the Within the Trenches to participate in a podcast about Xybix, our 911 ergonomic workstations and the recently introduced treadmills and bikes. Naturally, I accepted his invitation and  answer quite a few of the questions we've been receiving about the treadmill workstations. Here is what Ricardo came up with. 

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks, Dispatch Consoles

Let's Get Physical: How heavy is the Xybix treadmill and can you move it?

Posted by Megan Lewis on Jun 20, 2014 3:15:00 PM

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Here at Xybix, we’re passionate about bringing health and wellness to dispatch and command center environments. We also understand that there are still a lot of misconceptions about incorporating healthy habits into the workplace. Fortunately, for the headband-wearing Olivia Newton-John's in all of us, it’s easier than ever to experience the impact and benefits of getting fit on the job. With that said, we’re here to give you the information you need to ensure that the healthy efforts of employers and employees are not overlooked.

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks

The Healthier 911 Dispatcher Diet

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on May 28, 2014 4:17:00 PM

XybixHealthyEatingIdeasRecently, Xybix has been lucky to hear many remarkable stories of weight loss, diet and exercise from 911 dispatchers who have stopped by our booth at recent tradeshows. We’re truly happy for your successes and thrilled to hear that so many 911 dispatchers in the industry are focusing on their health

At one recent tradeshow, I was speaking with a dispatcher about food, and the struggles of eating right in the dispatch center, with a high-stress environment and shifts that often last 12 hours or more. If you are like most dispatchers, many — if not all — of you end up eating meals at your desk, which makes complete sense when you’re working such long hours!

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks

Frequently Asked Treadmill Desk Questions

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on May 7, 2014 10:51:54 AM

Frequently Asked Treadmill Desk Questions

Xybix has received countless questions from inquiring minds about the LifeSpan treadmills and bikes. To help answer these questions, Xybix President Barry Carson made this informative video. But, if that isn't enough, we've rounded up two of the most popular questions we have received and answered them below!

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Topics: Treadmill and Bike Desks

How Noisy is a Treadmill Desk? Real Reviews That Are Pleasantly Surprising

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Jan 31, 2014 3:36:00 PM

TreadmillDeskNoise911DispatchFor those that sit in front of a computer screen all day, using a treadmill desk while at work can be an easy way to add movement to your day. Being able to stand and walk can also relieve some of the stress that’s associated with being a 911 dispatcher, as well as, relieving some of the pain points that result from too much sitting. One of the biggest questions people have when they are considering adding a treadmill to their workstation is “how noisy is a treadmill desk?” If you are also wondering this, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn the answer.

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Transforming your Health & Your 911 Dispatch Workstations for the New Year

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Jan 2, 2014 4:00:00 PM

XybixHealthManonMachineWith each new bundle of research released about ergonomics at the workplace, we all get a little closer to the ideal physical and mental experience. The tasks of work might not change—let’s face it, the 911 calls keep coming in and you aren’t going anywhere—but NOW your work no longer has to feel so much like…work.

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks, Dispatch Consoles

4 Health Tips for 911 Dispatchers for 2014

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Jan 2, 2014 3:46:00 PM

XybixHealthTipsWorking as a public safety personnel is stressful due to the nature of the job. When the stress interferes with your health, daily performance, or your ability to manage and delegate tasks, then it is time to take action. Be introspective when dealing with stress. Stress management is the hallmark of a competent and reliable worker. Incorporating these four health tips can help reduce stress and boost your morale, allowing you to prosper as a public safety professional.

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks, Dispatch Consoles, Morale

Treadmill Desks for 911 Communications Centers - Better Health While You Work

Posted by Barry Carson on Dec 18, 2013 10:14:00 AM

BetterHealthXybixIt's time to get healthy at work!

Almost a year ago, the Xybix team was strategizing about the future of work in a 24/7 environment. We have been talking with people from Call Takers up to Communication Directors to learn what they would change in their furniture to help them be more comfortable and productive. When reviewing the data, we found a new issue that had become a "hot topic" - meeting departmental health goals

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks, Dispatch Consoles

What to Expect from Your Treadmill Desk

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Dec 17, 2013 11:33:00 AM

XybixHealthQuestionsWhat to expect from your treadmill desk: Q and A

Imagine you’ve taken the plunge. You’ve set up your dispatch center staff with treadmill or bike desks. They’ve all kicked the tires, so to speak, and texted the obligatory photos of their new equipment to family and friends. Everyone is genuinely excited.

But what’s the experience really going to be like?

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks, Dispatch Consoles

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