ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - Oct 23, 2012) - According to industry reports, the average human spends upwards of nine hours a day sitting -- whether at work, in the car or at home. The cumulative effect of all this sitting is increased risk for wide range of medical conditions. To help consumers assess their personal sedentary behavior, Ergotron has released an online Sitting-Time Calculator (Sittingtime.juststand.org). This easy to use tool calculates the comprehensive time an average person sits throughout a typical day and gives tips on how to reduce associated risks.
"It's one thing to read the alarming stats that researchers are presenting and it is quite another to apply it to your personal experience," said Joel Hazzard, president and CEO of Ergotron. "At Ergotron, we knew we were all sitting too much and that's why we made the corporate-wide change to sit-stand workstations."
In addition to the Sitting-Time Calculator, the Juststand.org site provides consumers with access to other tools to help evaluate their wellness efforts. Taking just seconds to complete, the Ergotron Burn Calories Calculator (Burncalories.juststand.org) and Ergonomics Payback Calculator (Payback.ergotron.com) give users concrete information on how to influence behavior change in their own lives as well as their employees.
"We want to help people make informed decisions about the future of their health and how standing more can be part of the solution," said Hazzard.
Learn more about Ergotron's JustStand™ Wellness Uprising at Juststand.org, and more about Ergotron's entire portfolio at www.ergotron.com or by calling 800-888-8458.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 30 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 70 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands -- OmniMount, StyleView, WorkFit and Neo-Flex -- for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Ergotron devices are not intended to cure, treat, mitigate or prevent any disease. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement, improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore.