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Our Mission

Our Mission

The Harmoni stand was designed in Japan with the aim of satisfying two of our most fundamental desires; to be healthy and to be productive. With our attractive, minimalist design, we have created a standing-to-work solution that is suitable for all offices and workspaces. The health effects of sedentary working Sitting for long periods of time (as at work) significantly increases the risk of: Thrombosis (blood clots) Stroke Depression Musculoskeletal disorders and pain Metabolic problems A Columbia University study also found that sedentary workers have a nearly two-fold greater risk of death than those who sit in 30-minute stretches. This increase in mortality is independent of physical activity level. This has led Dr James Levine, Professor at the Mayo Clinic, to declare that “sitting is...

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Fighting the Pandemic

Fighting the Pandemic

As COVID-19 ravages the globe, one thing is for certain- we need to fight it on our feet. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it sounds. As a health behaviour researcher at Western, I help people to develop action plans to reduce their sitting. Because we are so used to sitting everywhere, all the time, we typically don't mention sitting when describing activities we are doing. For example, we think of watching TV, not sitting down and watching TV.It's difficult enough to change a habit or behaviour when you know it's happening. Things get harder when you also consider that nearly every environment is designed for sitting: couches, chairs, cars, offices, etc.However, there are things we can do to make...

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