ApexDesk started out with the vision to bring affordable ergonomic desk solutions to the entire family - adults and kids alike. That’s why we are determined to designing and bringing adjustable standing desks and products that would benefit the whole family.
ApexDesk was founded by fellow computer geeks who have spent way too much time on their desks and in front of a computer. Though it was a blast in their early years, it soon took a toll on their body and health. What they had all in common is that they could NOT stand sitting all day! Yet in order to run business and make ends meet, you still needed one way or another to work efficiently.
This is when founders of ApexDesk started to look for suitable adjustable desks that would accommodate for switching sitting and standing positions throughout the day. Unfortunately even for the hand cranked versions were way over $700. However, with extensive background in the computer and manufacturing business, they've tapped into their old network and connections and have decided to partner up with Danish designers to develop a series of ergonomic desks while also being "very" affordable.The sketches and build plan were sent to China for manufacturing and voila!
There's a lot of hype right now on these Standing Desks originating from the Silicon Valley and have spread nationwide. A lot of companies are now taking charge in revamping their offices for a better working environment. Some even loved it so much that they've decided to bring one home. We want to empower people to make a stand in choosing a healthier life.
GET UP AND KEEP MOVING
“An object in motion stays in motion, an object at rest will remain at rest” – Newton apparently had an insight on the perils of modern life long before anyone else because the same theory is also true on our bodies. There are tons of research and articles about how bad sitting is for your health. It increases risk of cancer by 17%, cardiovascular disease by 18%, Type 2 diabetes by 91%, adds stress to neck and back – the list just goes on. It’s so bad that it can’t be outdone by regular exercise.
You don't need to take our word for it. Check out what the experts say:
"Spending more of your day standing could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer" - The Smithsonian Magazine
Graphic illustration of what's wrong with leading a sedentary lifestyle - The Washington Post
"Time spent in sedentary behaviors was positively associated with mortality, and participation in high levels of MVPA did not fully mitigate health risks associated with prolonged time watching television" - by Charles E. Matthews, et al, of the National Cancer Institute. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22218159
Not saying standing all day is better either, as this might be replacing one problem with another. However, many articles and experts do suggest this one simple change – Just stand up and move more often – by changing and shifting positions and poses throughout the day. Even the smallest movement can make a difference. And why not choose an electric desk to give you the maximum comfort and flexibility to do so? Start taking charge of your health and make a stand with us – for you and your loved ones!