Did you know that if we all turned off two lights in our homes for an hour, every day, we’d save more than 5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity nationwide each year—the amount of coal it takes to fill up the Empire State Building almost three times!
Electricity. We use it so much, in every area of our lives, that it’s easy at times to forget just how it impacts the environment.
Most of the energy we use is generated by coal, a dangerous, dirty, and unsustainable way to make power. By using less energy, and greening the electricity that we do use, we can make a more positive impact – and that means less climate-warming pollution from the fossil fuels used to generate it.
As Earth Day (April 22) approaches, it serves to remind us each year that we need to protect this little planet we call home. But what can one person really do? A lot, actually, as most of us can choose how we use electricity.
Turning out the lights when you leave a room, driving only when you need to, and shutting off the faucet when you brush your teeth are all simple ways to help the planet. And so is taking a “human-powered” stand with a hand crank standing desk!Our Manual Standing Desks are designed to have an impact on your wellness—not on the environment. They offer many benefits for your health and ergonomics while also providing a great opportunity to make a small, easy step to shrinking your ecological footprint.
Good ergonomics is about making things better. The better the ergonomics your work environment provides the more efficient your work. That makes for a happier, healthier you, a streamlined system, and better output. And a better planet to boot.
Why We Stand:
For more energy.
A standing desk can lower feelings of stress and fatigue, while improving mood and energy levels. In addition to retaining energy throughout the day it can also strengthen your core, improve posture, and help you burn some extra calories (put some muscle into that hand cranking!).
For increased productivity.
Considering that standing improves mood and energy as well, using a standing desk is more likely to boost productivity. Moving your muscles more often by using a standing desk is shown to increase focus and increase productivity by 10%.
For a longer life.
A sedentary lifestyle is strongly associated with cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Studies have found a strong link between increased sitting time and early death. Life expectancy can be increased by two years just by reducing sitting time from the standard six hours to three hours per day.
Who doesn’t want some of that?
So as the saying goes, every day should be Earth Day. Break free from the chains of sitting at a desk and stand up for your health and the planet with a Manual Standing Desk.
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