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4 Easy Exercises to do at Your Desk

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:25:04 AM America/Chicago

Stretching at Desk

We were created to move and be active but we spend most of our time sitting. According to JustStand.org, the average person spends about 12 hours a day sitting. Consistently sitting can easily become a detriment to your health that could potentially lead to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also increase your risk of cancer by 66%. If you spend all day in the office you can still be active and cut down on your sedentary time. Check out some of these exercises below that you can do at your desk at work to keep your body active.

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Health Postures New Clever Electric Table Legs!

Friday, February 1, 2019 8:38:12 AM America/Chicago

HealthPostures Electric Legs

The Clever Electric Table Legs will turn your static office into a dynamic sit-stand office without having to reconfigure your office or add more products to your cubicle. Height-adjustable legs are cost effective and allow you to keep your desk.

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What Makes the Stance Chair Different from other Chairs?

Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:03:39 AM America/Chicago

Stance Chair

One Stance Angle Chair user's personal experience in ergonomics and comfort.

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Flexible Seating Promotes Health and Learning

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:41:37 AM America/Chicago

Stand Up Classroom

Her students have access to eight standing desks, an effort to improve student health and redirect student focus.

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10 Ways to Work Happy!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:05:38 PM America/Chicago

Work Happy 

We all want to live a happy life. When most of our time is spent at work, it’s important to build happiness into our work life, too. Here’s some quick tips to start boosting your happiness at work and away.

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CSI LifeLift Base Project

Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:45:46 AM America/Chicago

Here are a couple pictures of a small project we did around the Twin Cities area.  For this project we used the CSI LifeLift base to turn these desks into electric up/down workstations.

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OM Seating Field Trip

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:39:22 PM America/Chicago

 OM Seating BuildingWhat makes CSI a valuable seating partner is our close relationship with Office Master in Ontario California.  We recently visited their manufacturing facility and spent a few days learning more about their growth, vision and physical process.  We got the chance to help upholster and fabricate some chairs.  They are rebranding as OM Seating because their scope extends well into healthcare, industrial and commercial seating.

OM Seating FabricOM Seating has developed new lines of fashion and function driven by the OM, OM Active, Truly and the Wersky (Jan 2018 release).  These lines reflect their building philosophy, which is to engineer proprietary designs that attract a diverse group of users, allowing for multiple accessory options that create a customized solution.  The Truly is a great example: You can use a variety of mechanisms, arm options and accessories to suit multiple user groups. The TruFit Polyback allows for independent height adjustment and bowable lumbar curve.  Headrest and upholstery options are available too.  The result is sleek design with a custom fit. 

OM Seating Awards

Their seating offering is constantly evolving to be even more responsive and their design detailing has become ever more refined to reflect a growing appeal to the higher-end customers who they've already long served.  In fact, even aspects as fundamental as their logo and name have changed over time.  The name shift from Office Master to the abbreviation OM Seating is a recognition that the modern "office" is many things and many places.

OM has a true nationwide reach and is focused on delivering genuine, smart solutions to their customers' wide-ranging needs.  They do so by offering an extensive portfolio of chair families that fit nearly every work mode and work space.  OM prides itself on genuinely listening to their customers and then coming through with responsive solutions.  OM has come a long way since they hatched in March 1986 on an egg ranch outside of San Diego.  We are excited to see OM Seating grow as a company and our proud to have a strong partnership with them!

OM Truly LineupWe are excited to announce that we now carry a full lineup of the OM Truly chair in our showroom! The Truly brings together thoughtfully curated choices, sophisticated backrest design, and a high-end aesthetic,all in one flexible chair that fits into any productivity environment. The Truly has the TruFit Back System which is engineered to respond and recover to the flex and support to the areas that need it. The backrest adjustment allows you to set the back to your preferred height.  It also has a cable-driven lumbar area tension adjustment that allows for generous lumbar support curve for multiple body types. We would encourage you to stop by our showroom at 5900 Clearwater Drive, Suite 300 Minnetonka, MN 55343 or give us a call to make an appointment 952-215-0700.  

Workfit S Adjustment

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 10:06:22 AM America/Chicago

The key to a successful installation of the WorkFit-S Sit-Stand Desk is proper adjustment. If your WorkFit is counterbalanced properly to hold your computer equipment, the system will maintain its height while you work until you are ready to move to a sitting or standing position, which should require just a gentle push or pull to the system to complete. This video demonstrates the adjustment procedure using the Dual model but these instructions are applicable to all versions of the WorkFit-S.

Is a Standing Mat Worth It?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:56:42 AM America/Chicago

An anti-fatigue mat is an ergonomic floor mat designed to ease the strain of standing on a hard surface for a long period of time and to reduce the fatigue that is caused. They are often used to decrease foot weariness for workers who stand in one position for long periods of time. A mat will add additional cushion between your feet and the floor. These mats are also known to increase productivity and worker moral. If you will be working at a station for more than 10 minutes at a time then investing in an anti-fatigue mat would be worthwhilStanding-mat-anti-fatiguee.

A standing mat (anti-fatigue mat) is one of the best things you can spend your money on. Standing for long periods at a time will put undue stress on your body (feet, ankles, knees, hips and back), causing pains, aches and fatigue. Leg muscles will become totally static and constricted as they work overtime to keep you in an upright position. Blood flow is greatly reduced causing pain and discomfort. In this situation, the employees’ heart is forced to work harder to pump blood through these constricted areas and their body begins to run out of energy. Standing on hard surfaces with static pressure pressing down on your joints will cause strain and fatigue to the body. The body is designed to move and be dynamic.

Standing Mat Benefits:

  • Reduce stress on the human body and lessen the pain
  • Stimulate blood circulation and prevent cramps
  • Lead to increased productivity
  • Reduce slips and falls
  • Improved ergonomics throughout the body

However, if a peanti-fatigue-standing-matrson is allowed to use a standing mat, their muscles will subtly contract and expand as they adjust to the flexibility of the mat. This muscle movement increases blood-flow and increases the amount of oxygen reaching the heart. Standing mats immediately make any task more comfortable and efficient while reducing fatigue. 

Like all ergonomic equipment, these mats are designed to work with the human body to ease any task that the body will perform. When considering purchasing a standing mat, there are other factors that should be addressed. To get the most benefit out of your mat, you will want to make sure you get the right material, style and size for the type of job setting you’re in. Footwear will also play an important part in your standing mat. You’ll want to make sure your show has adequate arch and heel support while still providing enough cushion. When you combine all these factors together, a standing mat will improve your working conditions!




The Importance of a Standing Desk

Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:19:00 PM America/Chicago

Finally, many people are deciding to switch to a standing desk after seeing one too many studies or infographs about the dangers of sitting all day.  At first, many people found that standing for long periods was a little rocky but soon felt a lot better after a couple of weeks.  Their #1 recommendation was investing in a good floor mat to stand on.  One example of a good floor mat would be one that we currently sell on our website.  After adjusting to the floor mat, many will find no discomfort at all while standing.  It will come to a point where standing will feel more natural than having to sit all day. 

Top Health Benefits of Using a Standing Desk:

  • Standing burns more calories and involves more muscular contraction
  • Working mostly while standing/walking had about a 32% lower risk of early death
  • Able to stay more alert and energetic throughout the day
  • Having a better nights rest

Has reduced the risk of:

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Long-Term Mortality Risk   

CSI Ergonomics has many different standing desk options when it comes to choosing one that will fit your work environment.  The new WorkFit-T (pictured to the right) is an ultra-easy standing desk solution, which quickly converts a tabletop into a healthy stand up desk.  Simply place the WorkFit-T on an open surface and you're ready to work!  Ships fully assembled, with no special mounting or tool-adjustments required for installation.  The WorkFit-T also saves on space because it moves straight up and down, always staying within the footprint of your desktop.  We currently have a WorkFit-T in our Showroom and would love to show you how it works! 

I think it's great to see how far along standing desks and ergonomics have come in just a few years.  You are starting to see standing desks being used in the classroom.  When using the stand-up desks, students tend to be more engaged in discussion and more willing to volunteer in the classroom.  Teachers have also seen their student's social behavior be more positive towards other students in the classroom.  It's also great to see when companies go out of their way to improve their employees' health and overall well-being.  Audi improved ergonomics for assembly workings with the "chairless chair."  It always workers to sit without a chair, improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.  I can't wait to see where ergonomics and standing desks take us this year!  

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