Monthly Archives: June 2013

Back to the future!

JustStand.org

Changing the world doesn’t always require time travel. Just a few days ago the American Medical Association (AMA) cited “Health Risks of Sitting” and “Recognizing Obesity as a Disease” among the new policies they voted to adopt during their annual meeting. It just so happens that reducing sitting time and the health risks linked to it are at the forefront of Ergotron’s 3rd Annual JustStand™ Wellness Summit, slated for July 17 at the McNamara Alumni Center (University of Minnesota campus), Minneapolis, MN.

The Summit features top researchers and organizations who have explored alternatives to reducing sitting time and other “out-of-the-box” approaches to producing healthier, more active and more productive individuals!

Attending the Summit is a great way to impact the future.

1. Hear from the businesses who are blazing the trail. Organizations like Oberon (a brand of Sálo LLC), the Blue Zones, Rodale, Inc., American Council on Exercise (ACE) and David Martin Consulting Group are pioneers in creating healthier cultures for employees and the businesses they serve. Hear about their challenges and successes, and gain insight into how you might bring that knowledge back to your organization or family.

2. See and experience the solutions designed to help people reduce sedentary time. Come see the full-line of WorkFit sit-stand workstation add-ons, desks, and carts for any business or home environment.

3. Become a catalyst for change. It just takes one person to see the vision for a healthier, more productive home, office or lifestyle. Come get all the tools you need to spark a sit-stand Uprising in your community. Education is the first step to creating a culture of movement and that’s why we created Juststand.org as a resource and launch pad.

Ready to make your mark on the future? We hope so. REGISTRATION is easy.

If you have questions, contact us at info@juststand.org or tweet us using hashtag #JustStand.

Don’t Fall Victim to a Falling TV

Having a huge flat screen TV is the pinnacle of home theater entertainment. The perfect place to catch a game, watch the kids play video games or round up the whole family for a movie night. But if your TV is sitting on a piece of furniture, it also comes with a hidden danger—the possibility that it can be bumped or tipped off its stand.

You might be surprised to know that in a three year span, close to 19,000 reported injuries resulted from falling televisions and 47% of TV tip-over related injuries happened to children under the age of five.

Luckily, there’s a mount for that.  

The safest way to ensure a flat panel TV won’t fall over, especially in high traffic areas, is to mount it to the wall where it’s safe from prying hands or rogue toys. A product like the EZMount OMH takes less than 10 minutes to install and has a locking system that prevents your TV from being bumped off of the mount. The fact that it’s UL certified offers added peace of mind.

Keep your most precious possessions safe with a simple, DIY project. See for yourself how easy the OMH is to install by watching our installation video or visit the OMH product page for more details.

Reference: November 2012 Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report “Product Instability or Tip-Over Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Television, Furniture, and Appliances: 2012 Report” https://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/135118/tipover2012.pdf

Sweet Summer Swag!

The summer months are perfectly designed for spending time outdoors with friends and family, but when it’s time to beat the heat, head indoors and keep the good times rolling with a little help from your friends at OmniMount and Ergotron.

We’ve teamed up with Ergotron and JustStand.org to bring you the Summer Fun giveaway, giving you the opportunity to win a TV mount or sit-stand computer mount of your choice!

The hardest decision is which product to choose. You can pick a TV mount from OmniMount’s ActionMount series, like the PLAY20, PLAY40 and PLAY70, for an even more exciting round of Dance, Dance Revolution and picture-perfect movie watching; or choose an Ergotron WorkFit sit-stand computer mount, like the WorkFit-A, WorkFit-S or WorkFit-PD, for gaming, keeping up with friends on Facebook or writing that great American novel you’ve been dreaming up.

No matter your decision, you can’t go wrong, since every product offers incredible functionality. Whether your indoor activities involve playing with the TV or computer, we’ve got a mount for that!

So beat the heat in a healthy way with mounts designed to move you. And while you’re at it, join the JustStand Wellness Uprising and follow @JustStandNews on Twitter for more tips and tricks on healthy and ergonomic ways to use your electronics.

Sign up for your chance to win! We’re giving away a product a month all summer long.