LONDON, ON, Dec. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - A Canadian office furniture
manufacturer is making a resolution to help desk-bound office workers
get healthy in 2013. Many are experiencing bad health and body pain due
to prolonged sitting. Belair Office Products is offering the new
Altitude line of sit-stand desks bringing variety to your workspace,
making it easier to improve your workspace and manage your health.
"We are sitting longer and longer for work. It is a big part of our
degrading health," says Scott Vanderform, leader of the Ontario office
furniture manufacturer, Belair Office Products, maker of the Altitude
line. "Almost weekly there have been articles in the news about the
dangers of sitting too long. With screen-oriented-work becoming our
norm, this danger is ruining our health."
The prevalence of overweight adults in Canada is astounding. Over half
our adult population is considered overweight or obese.(1) In turn this
"heavy issue" costs us dearly in healthcare and productivity.(2)
It is noted that Canadians who are overweight are at a higher risk for
serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attack,
stroke, diabetes, gallbladder disease, and different cancers vs. people
who are at a healthy weight.
"Losing Weight" is the most popular resolution at New Year's time.(3) We
know being at a "healthy weight" would add energy to our day and
decrease sickness. But year after year so many of us don't last a few
weeks without losing steam on this life and death battle and remain
overweight. The Altitude line of office furniture improves mobility for
stationary workers, creating a workspace atmosphere of movement that
positively impacts long-term health.
We have met the enemy and it is us
Contrary to popular belief, office chairs aren't the only culprits when
it comes to bad office health. It seems our own willingness to remain
seated throughout our workday is the problem, now that most office
workers don't need to get up from their seats to complete daily work
"At Belair," says Vanderform, "we've watched our industry try to help.
Standing desks have been around for decades. Ergonomic chairs try to
relieve the stress on the body. Each new launch brings innovative
nuances, but height-adjustable tables and more comfy office chairs
don't bring the most important thing to a workspace."
"The big thing is convenience. It needs to be super simple for an office
worker to work with more body movement. People need to be able to work
standing and sitting without having to stop and think about their
Through their simple but innovative new office furniture line
"Altitude", Belair has added natural, various levels of work zones so
you can work in various ways. Walk up to your desk and stand to work on
paperwork or computer. Sit down in your comfy chair and meet with
colleagues or clients or just get to work.
The "Back" story
A focus on desk health began in Vanderform after he became a
desk-sitting manager at the plant. "When I started in the factory,
moving around was normal on the plant floor but when I moved to
management, I was in the office much more and could feel my whole body
going down hill."
In fact, Vanderform always had to be mindful of his health due to a
scary teenage accident when he was struck by a jetski while swimming.
"For years I have had to stay in shape to handle aches and pains. It
just was natural that I try to be in good physical shape while working
at a desk."
Helping other office workers increase their health is now Vanderform and
his team's aim. "Belair Office Products for many years has focused on
everyday office furniture that speaks well to budget and utility. With
this new addition in affordable office furniture, we hope to change the
way people work."
About Belair Office Products
Belair Office Products is a privately owned office furniture
manufacturer in London Ontario, Canada. Belair creates innovative and
affordable office furniture for everyday offices. More information
about the company's new Altitude sit and stand desks and office
furniture is available at www.belairop.ca.
The furniture is distributed in Canada by commercial office furniture
dealers including atWork Office Furniture (www.atwork.ca).
High resolution photos/creative available upon request
Video and pdf brochure on our website www.belairop.ca
SOURCE: Belair Office Products
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Marketing Manager, Belair Office Products