According to Dr. James Levine, a leading endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic and researcher on the health hazards of sitting, sitting for long periods of time is no good. Just take a look at the information below:
Why are health experts saying that sitting is the new smoking? Well, everyone knows the health effects of smoking, and the sooner everyone realizes that sitting can also be immensely harmful the better. Hopefully, you will jump out of your chair when you find out that:
Is a standing imaging desk just a trend, or does it really benefit the bottom line for an imaging center?
Let’s face it radiologists tend to love new technology (toys) which can hopefully make their job easier, faster, and better. Efficiency is great for both the doctor and the management, who is trying to maintain a healthy bottom line. So, does a height adjustable imaging desk fall into the category of improved efficiency or is it just a new toy for the doctor to use for a few months?
While the imaging desks are cool, let's face it, there are also some great health benefits to standing at work.
I recently ran into a registered nurse who now works a desk job and sells services nationwide. When I was explaining to him that I worked for a company called Xybix Systems, Inc. that makes height adjustable ergonomic furniture, his eyes lit up and he said, “No way! I just built a homemade, height-adjustable desk myself and even added a treadmill! Here, I have a picture…” Needless to say what I saw, while impressive in a DIY kind of way, it was wrong on multiple levels. As an RN working the ER floor, he gained 60 pounds and struggled with eating right in a nonstop, emotionally taxing environment. He managed to lose the weight and keep it off and has certainly benefited from integrating consistent activity into his new workspace.
The human body, despite what video-gaming teenagers might say, wasn’t built for sitting idly for hours on end. But radiology work often demands it, and this means that ergonomics are as important as ever.