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Proper usage of standing desks

There has been a significant increase in awareness about standing desks in the last few years - much of it due to media attention surrounding studies which have analysed the health risks of our increasingly sedentary office-based work lives. We are obviously happy at Furna when standing desks are given the thumbs up, though we also see an increased need to make sure people are properly educated on exactly what a beneficial "standing desk" is. Every day there are various posts on social media showing people getting new, purpose made standing desks, but even more from people having built their own DIY standing work stations. There is usually...

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See what the media is saying about standing desks!

Standing desks have been widely used in Scandinavia for some time, however they're still relatively unknown to most people in the UK and other parts of Europe. This has recently begun to change after constant media attention covering the benefits brought about by the use of standing desks. It is becoming clear after numerous scientific studies that the amount of sitting an average desk-based office worker does each day is a serious health risk - as well as less productive for many people. Studies show that people should be standing for at least 2 to 4 hours of their work...

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Introducing the Furna Hemingway Standing Desk

Authored By Will Williams

Known as one of the greatest authors and journalists of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway was a real proponent of standing while working. He famously wrote in a letter in 1950 that "Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up,", which we think is such good advice that we have named our flagship model after him. However, in 2015 sit-stand desks have evolved to be a product fit for multiple uses. The Hemingway Sit Stand Desk allows people of varied height to set the desk to their exact requirements, whether they...

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