The way we work has changed over the years due to the advancement of technology. This advancement has kept the human body at a standstill which means we’re not moving enough. Research has found you reduce your life-span when you sit for prolonged amounts of time.
The side-effects to sitting at a desk all day can promote weight gain which in itself can cause organ failure. Quite simply, your body is not designed to be still all the time and if you sit at a desk all day, it will affect your future health.
There are many tips on how you can introduce exercise if you work in an office environment which include
- Parking further away from the office to squeeze more steps into your day
- Walking to the desk of a colleague rather than sending them an email and
- Standing at your desk.
A New Zealand based company Refold, recognized the negative effects of a working lifestyle that has little movement. They have innovatively created a desk that is flexible, foldable, portable and 100% recyclable. The desk was designed for those that sit at a computer all day as the desk is able to transition to a stand up desk. It can easily be moved from space to space as it’s compact and easy to fold and unfold to form.
It’s Refold’s hope that their cardboard standing desk will change the way you work.
The desk itself is light, weighing 6.5Kg and can hold up to 85kg. Depending on how well it’s used and looked after, it has a lifespan of one to three years. And when it starts to get ratty, it can be recycled.
The damage to your health, caused by sitting at a desk, has been regarded as the new ‘smoking’. The Refold desk may change your health for the better and get you into the new habit of moving while you work.
Here’s a video on how easy it is to put the desk together.