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HAVE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION GOALS FOR HEALTHIER LIVING? A STANDING DESK CAN HELP!
CHANTILLY, Va. – January 17, 2019– According to a recent release of New Year’s resolution statistics by state, losing weight, getting exercise and making healthier life improvements are among the top resolutions nationwide. Yet on average, it is known that more than 80 percent of consumers give up on their resolutions within the first six weeks of the year. To better support consumers in their weight and health-related goals, furniture manufacturer BDI is now shipping the new Sola sit+stand desk, designed to support healthier habits at work.
Even with the majority of Americans vowing to start the New Year off with healthier goals, the workplace can be one of the most challenging environments to adopt healthy habits. given that on average, workers sit nearly 6 hours a day, burning only 1 calorie per minute. More importantly, prolonged sitting has been known to lead to other health issues such as increased blood pressure, excess body fat and high cholesterol.
This is where a sit+stand desk, such as the Sola Lift, can make a difference. “There are many mental and physical benefits to standing desks – both in home and office environments,” said Bill Becker, BDI’s Design Director and CEO. “The Sola desk combines beauty with functionality that also serves a greater purpose. The new Sola design joins BDI’s line of sit+stand desks that support consumer demand for furniture that promotes a healthier lifestyle.
Standing during the workday is known to boost productivity and energy levels and has the health benefits of lowering blood sugar levels, reducing back pain, and helping burn as many as 170 more calories a day. But standing too long has its own health challenges, which is why the ideal solution is a height-adjustable desk.
Designed by Matthew Weatherly, Sola is designed to raise or lower to any height between 24.5” and 49.5”, and offers an ample work surface that is 59.5” W x 28” D. The smooth lift mechanism located in the sturdy leg assembly is controlled by a digital keypad that allows up to four pre-programmed user settings, helping consumers reach their ideal sitting and standing height with the touch of a button
Sola’s distinguishing smooth and rounded edges are even carried over to the contoured flip-down, pull-out drawer. Other thoughtful design elements include a rear modesty panel for discretion while sitting, and a wire management channel and tray to keeps cords organized and out of sight. A power strip fits into a dedicated space under the desk, offering one convenient location for plugging in equipment, while the pull-out drawer is lined with non-slip material to keep office essentials in place.
A partner Mobile File Cabinet offers space for a printer, files and other office essentials, and is designed to be height-appropriate no matter whether sitting or standing. Sola is available in solid walnut with a warm, Toasted Walnut finish, and is now shipping to finer retail stores nationwide.
BDI is a premier designer and manufacturer of innovative home furnishings. Guided by the philosophy that everything has its place, BDI furniture combines original design with innovative function to seamlessly integrate technology into the home and office environments. Collections include media furniture, home entertaining, office solutions, modular storage systems and more. BDI products are available through leading furniture and electronic retailers throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. To learn more, visit www.bdiusa.com, or follow BDI on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube.