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Secondhand business furniture 2022 year in review

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Introducing the standing desk and the Herman Miller chair

As we become more aware of the impact sitting and slouching has on our bodies, the standing desk has slowly increased in the workplace. But what is a standing desk, and is it as good as it sounds? A standing workstation is a type of ergonomic workplace explicitly designed to promote the practice of standing at work. A standing desk is a desk that allows you to stand up comfortably while working. Standing desks are often adjustable, allowing users to adjust the desk's height to accommodate different sizes. Some models will enable the user to alternate between standing and sitting.

Research suggests that using a standing desk may help reduce back pain, fatigue and stress. Studies also suggest that it may increase productivity. Standing desks have become increasingly popular in recent years. Standing at your desk all day may not be ideal, but there are many reasons why you should consider using a standing desk. This month, Recycled Business Furniture looks at how a standing desk could help you and your physical health in the workplace.

According to the NHS, 'studies have linked being inactive with being overweight and obese, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and early death. Sitting for long periods is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar and blood pressure and break down body fat'. Combatting these rising concerns is the introduction of standing desks into your workplace.

Health benefits of a standing desk

  • Lowers risk of weight gain and obesity
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Lowers risk of heart disease
  • Reduced back pain
  • Improve mood and energy levels
  • Boost productivity in the workplace

Not only can the introduction of a standing desk help you in the workplace, but if you are looking for ways to remain active and productive during your working hours, it is just as essential to take regular breaks away from your computer screen. Walking and pacing can also support your active lifestyle. Recycled Business Furniture recommends introducing your standing desk slowly, don't suddenly go from sitting all day to suddenly standing - this is likely to cause backache and definitely some foot pains! Instead, introduce your new way of working slowly, starting with 30 minutes at a time and gradually increasing as your body is happy to do so.

Our secondhand business furniture guide to combat rising costs

Rising living costs are becoming a problem for many working families, with some people unable to make ends meet. The problem is not helped by the fact that in many places, the price of goods, especially housing, continues to rise. In times like these, it is important for companies to look for ways to help their employees. One way that could help would be to encourage the use of pre-owned office furniture. This way, business owners can help their employees save money and give them a place to work that is comfortable and affordable.

Office furniture is often expensive but necessary purchase. Whether you have a large team of employees who need ergonomic office furniture to work with, or you are an individual running a business from home or working from home on behalf of your company. In difficult times it is often necessary to look at four ways to save cost on imperative items such as office furniture. Preowned office furniture offers a chance for employers and homeowners to get great office furniture that supports them well for a discounted price.

  • Pre-owned office furniture is more environmentally friendly
  • Pre-owned office furniture is more cost-effective
  • Second-hand office furniture companies will support you in finding the right equipment
  • Office furniture bought second-hand is still as good as High Street products

in an industry where office furniture is imperative, pre-owned office furniture gives employers the chance to kit out their offices not only for their employees but for meeting rooms, breakout rooms, and reception areas. If you are looking for a quality second-hand furniture store, the team at recycled business furniture could help you find the perfect pre-owned office furniture.

Feng Shui your secondhand business furniture with our tips

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy of balancing the environment around you. In some ways, feng shui is similar to the practice of astrology. Each person is born under a different sign, which has certain implications on how they will live their lives. Similarly, each building is born under a certain sign that determines how it will be affected by the environments around it. Once you understand how your building is affected by its environment, you can use that information to improve your building's "luck". Because feng shui is an art more than a science, there are no simple rules that can be applied to every building. Sometimes it can take weeks to analyse a building's environment and determine the best way to improve it.

Before we take a look at how to bring feng shui into a particular office space, it's important to understand some generic feng shui design tips that are sure to help anyone - whether you are at home or at work.

Declutter your space - clutter is not good for a healthy workspace so get rid of your rubbish and anything that doesn't immediately help you with your job. This is so your 'chi' or life force energy can move freely.

Face your door - Many of us know that desk placement is important in Feng shui. When we don't face our doors, many of us may consciously or subconsciously feel as though we are being watched. Facing your door allows you to escape any and all surprises!

Keep your windows open - Good air quality means elevated productivity, so it's important to keep those windows open to let the air flow through. This will also help your chi to flow, and you will get bonus points if you have a wind chime!

Bring in pleasing smells - There is nothing worse than a bad smell in the office. Using a diffuser for some pleasant background smells will give you a sense of calm throughout the day. Try to pick a scent that works for everyone, though.

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Merry Christmas from all at Recycled Business Furniture

Recycled Business Furniture would like to thank all their existing and new customers for their support this year. We have had a great year supporting you in upgrading your offices using our secondhand business furniture removal service and, of course, showing you our vast warehouse space. We look forward to working with you all in 2023, but until that time, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

updated: 1 year ago