Tag Archives: fitness

A ray of home for the work-from-home woes

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Barring the perks of working from home in your PJs, how comfortable are you doing long stints on your computer at your kitchen table, on the couch or at a desk? Odds are, discomfort is your frequent companion.

There might be a remedy for you. A new resource on Juststand.org/toolkit helps you to educate your employer on the personal and organizational benefits of adopting a sit-stand workstation, wherever your work issay the living room, dining room, or porch.

Hey boss!

A downloadable “Ask Your Boss” email template gives you all the information you need to convince your employer, including talking points to support your request.

Activating your home life goes beyond the home office. Check out some of the other OmniMount products that bring a new level of interactivity to traditional home entertainment activities. 

 

Curved TV’s: why they’re a viewer favorite

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Thinking of embracing the newest “concept entry” in the world of home theater electronics? Sales of curved TV’s are exploding among mainstream consumers, not just tech aficionados eager to buy the latest and greatest. While some still call curved TV’s a gimmick, it does look like they’re here to stay.

The top reasons many viewers have fallen for the curve:

  1. The rounded nature of the TV contours draws you in for an immersive viewing experience.
  2. Depth is deeper, so perception is enhanced, similar to watching a 3D movie.
  3. Width is wider, so the image seems to stretch even further, and is accurate from side views.
  4. Better contrast and sharpness, especially at the edges, makes for a richer picture.
  5. From an interior design perspective, curved TV’s look cool!

Some viewers think the experience rivals that of going to the movies, in fact, many commercial cinemas use curved screens. One consumer electronics reporter sums up his experiment, a month after adding a curved 65-inch TV to his home theater:

“For my efforts, I’ve gained almost 6 pounds, thanks to roughly 32 bags of microwave popcorn washed down with several gallons of Mr. Pibb – and developed a suspicious numbness in my left leg. It was totally worth it…” We’ve got tips for you on staying fit and burning calories while enjoying your TV at home.

The one drawback that we hear often from people considering a curved TV purchase? They’re afraid the shape will make a wall-mount difficult or awkward. Who wants to be limited to a desktop or floor stand display? That defeats the whole home theater look and feel that has made flat screens so popular. No fear. OmniMount’s open architecture product design ensures our wall mounts are compatible with most of the new curved TV’s. They’re also future-proof, so as technology advances, you can keep up — without having to replace your mount.

More questions about choosing a mount for your curved TV? Ask your retailer for assistance or give us a call at 1-800-MOUNT-IT (800-668-6848). Phone support is available 24 hours a day, a 7 days per week.

 

New Year, New YOU

It’s three weeks into the New Year – are you sticking to your New Year’s resolution?

If you’re like most people, you packed on a few pounds over the holiday season, but resolved in the new year to get back to your svelte self by beach season. You’re not alone. Studies suggest that the number one resolution people make each year involves improved physical fitness and health. According to an article on Quirkology.com, studies also suggest that nearly 90% of those who make a fitness and health resolution give up within the first month of the New Year.

Why, you ask? People want a rocking body without putting forth any effort. They want instant gratification, and when they don’t see results after a certain amount of time, they give up and fall back into their couch potato slump. Little do they know, if they lived a less sedentary lifestyle, their resolution would be easier to obtain. Think about it, the average person sits 12 hours a day at work, during their commute, at meals and at home.

Let’s be honest, a cheeseburger certainly tastes better than a salad, and sitting on the couch is far more intriguing that a 5-mile run. However, if you don’t change your eating habits or incorporate more physical activity in your daily routine, then you are doomed to be a part of that 90%.

So, is there a solution to help you stick to your resolution? Of course there is, and the answer is simple: Just Stand! At work, at home – everywhere, stand as much as you can. Just by standing a few more hours per day, studies show you will burn more calories, be more productive and even reduce your risk of serious diseases. And the best thing is, being less sedentary provides instant gratification, meaning you can feel the difference of standing more each day immediately.

Studies show that those who stood six or more hours a day felt more energized, productive and healthier overall than those who sat for six or more hours a day. You can even stand at work by incorporating a sit-stand desk that allows you to go from standing to sitting with ease.

The results speak for themselves. So what’s your excuse for abandoning your fitness resolution? Isn’t it about time that you take a stand for your health?

Take-a-Stand Project

Tech & Fitness Products at OmniMount Booth #21166, CES 2012

OmniMount is introducing products for the home and office that increase user interaction and promote good health: ActionMount interactive arms that move TVs fluidly for fitness or gaming and workstation mounts that effortlessly raise monitors for sit-to-stand computing. Good looking tech with great feeling results. Visit us at CES 2012 booth #21166 to see more.