How Much and How Long Should I Sit or Stand at my Desk?

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Mar 19, 2020 3:14:18 PM



How much and how long should I sit or stand at my desk?
There is no perfect combo for this because everyone is different. Here is what we do know; static standing all the time is harmful for you, and too much sedentary activty, such as sitting, is harmful too. It begs the question, what is the perfect combo? What combination works for you, might not work for the next person. Experts recommend, breaking it up or alternating between positions. This is actually what is best for the body – in its simplest form, we are talking about movement.

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics, QUICK TIPS, Standing Desks

DistribuTech 2020: A Review of Control Room Consoles

Posted by Ken Carson on Feb 5, 2020 4:21:35 PM

DistribuTech is the largest power grid technology conference in the U.S.

Transformation is the name of the game in the electric power industry, and that fueled the energy, so to speak, at DistribuTech 2020 last week in San Antonio.

New solutions and a flood of blow-your-mind innovations in AI (artificial intelligence) are powering the heightened needs in the utilities industry. But one thing is clear: it is and always will be the people who are making it happen. They are the gatekeepers who keep us safe and keep the machine running in the command and control centers of today.

I was reminded of this a few days ago when I received a text notification from my utility provider that the power was out in my neighborhood and would be back on in one hour. This minute-to-minute monitoring typically occurs in the NOC (network operations center), and this is the part of the process I love.  

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Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Standing Desks, Operation Centers, Operations Centers, Communications Center, Command & Control

Trends for 2020 in Command Center Console Design

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 4, 2019 4:39:42 PM

Xybix Command Center Consoles
TOC and NOC centers are among the many names for a operations command center which manages information from outside of the room. As new technology comes into this industry and new room design ideas are created, your command center design will change. For 2020, how can your room layout/design be more responsive and adapt to the fast pace technology and communications changes that are headed your way?
 

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Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Standing Desks, Operation Centers, space planning, room layout, Command & Control

Standing Desks Increase Efficiency & Focus in Casino Security Surveillance

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on Jun 6, 2019 1:42:20 PM

Casino Security SurveillanceCasino floors are like no other place on earth. The flashing lights and winning rings of slot machines. Cocktail servers
all around with smiling faces. The cheers of excitement as someone shouts “red!”
or “black!” Your casino has an energy that can’t be found anywhere else. Because
of all this constant action, you need exceptional security operations.

The recent advancements in technology are astonishing. Cameras can cover every inch of the floor and use facial recognition. Real time text alerts are used to notify staff instantly of a possible threat. It is no secret that constantly upgrading and investing in new technology is a key strategy to keeping your guests and casinos secure and safe.

But what investment is your casino missing?

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Topics: Height Adjustable Workstations, Security Console Furniture, Eye Strain, Standing Desks, Casino, Command & Control

Ergonomics & Your Health: Preventative Best Practices You Can Start Today

Posted by Kanesha Patrick-Robinson on Apr 15, 2019 2:34:35 PM

Poor Ergonomics and Tips to ImprovePoor ergonomics can have serious health consequences. But what constitute poor ergonomics? Most of us are probably doing something right this moment that could be causing harm to our bodies. Let's take a look at some common ergonomic issues, how they might be impacting our health and some best practices you can start implementing right now:

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Topics: Health, Ergonomics, QUICK TIPS, Monitors, Lighting, Eye Strain, Standing Desks

RSNA 2018: Will You Be Looking At Imaging Desks?

Posted by Mike Graham on Nov 14, 2018 2:22:18 PM

Looking at Imaging Furniture?Will you be looking at imaging desks at RSNAIf the answer to that question is yes, I recommend looking at all the major manufacturers, asking some appropriate questions and looking for some key differentiating features.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks, Standing Desks, RSNA, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

RSNA 2018 - What You Need to Know, See and Do While in Chicago

Posted by Gail Gerlesits on Oct 17, 2018 2:37:36 PM

WinterInChicagoRSNAXybixWhat were they thinking having the RSNA show in late November, on Thanksgiving weekend, and in Chicago? It might seem a bit strange, but the event organizers do this every year!

While the weather was beautiful last year, other years have been extremely cold and snowy. I know firsthand all about Chicago’s brisk weather because I was born and raised here, and I just moved back. Let's just say, you never know what you are going to get. It was so cold one year that the frigid weather created a sculpture of ice right off of the lake. Another year it was so windy and cold that the toll booth guy tore off the gate after it wasn’t working properly.

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Topics: Human Interest, Imaging Desks, Standing Desks, RSNA, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

Knock Your Next Radiology Imaging Desk Purchase Out of the Park!

Posted by Megan Yartz on Oct 5, 2018 9:47:58 AM

crush it ashton eaton GIF by NikeWhether this is your first project or your fortieth, the process of selecting a radiology imaging desk furniture manufacturer may seem overwhelming and you probably find yourself wondering where to even begin. With so many manufacturers out there – some you may have never heard of before – how do you figure out which is the perfect, durable, quality, cost-efficient sit to stand imaging desk that is going to knock it out of the park and earn you that well-deserved promotion, while having all of the doctors patting your back?

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Purchasing, Imaging Desks, Standing Desks, Features, Cost, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

Prevent Pain & Injury: Hip Flexor Exercises for 911 Dispatch

Posted by Heather Brown on Sep 21, 2018 10:43:20 AM

StretchingOuch! My hip hurts, my back hurts, my hip and back - OUCH! What is wrong? What have I done to myself now? Have you ever said this to yourself? I know I have on a daily basis and I am sick of it!

It all started with pain in my neck and shoulder area and I attributed it, like most people, to to stress. I carry everything in my shoulders. Fast forward a few months, now, my hips and lower back ache. What can I blame that on? I know exactly where to point the finger... at myself. I mean, I am physically active, but my activities are not done with proper preparation. Where am I going with this you ask? Let’s talk about hip your flexors!

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Topics: Health, Human Interest, Standing Desks, Morale, Stress

Improve Your Bottom Line: Be a Hero! Choose Stand Up Desks for Healthcare

Posted by Mike Graham on Sep 14, 2018 3:10:31 PM
SuperHero

As an Healthcare professional, have you ever asked yourself how can I:

  • Improve productivity in my department?
  • Improve accuracy in my department?
  • Decrease employee turnover?
  • Improve health?
  • Improve my departments bottom line?
  • Increase ROI?

Hint: BE A SUPERHERO - GET a Stand Up Ergonomic Desk!

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, PSAP Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks, Telemetry Desks, Standing Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology