The Indo Board that turns your workday into a workout.
The Indo Board SUD Pack gives the user 360 degrees of instability that is fully adjustable, thus allowing for an easy progression from barely unstable to dramatically unstable. The user can make these simple adjustments in about five seconds by simply changing the inflation level of the IndoFLO® Cushion.
The Indo Board Standup Desk Pack is the most versatile standup desk accessory on the market.
This product succeeds in getting you moving at work rather than just sitting in your chair. Recent studies have proven that standing at a workstation, on an unstable surface, helps you burn calories, increase your energy and creates a happier, healthier and more productive workplace or classroom.
The Indo Board is perfect for Standup Desks, Sports Training,
Gaming Systems or Kinetic Classroom activities and has been
successful with Physical Therapy and Physical Education for years.
Placing an Indo Board deck on top of the IndoFLO Cushion creates
an unstable surface that immediately puts the user in motion,
which quickly activates the muscles of the core and lower body,
thus increasing the user’s heart rate. The American Medical Association
recognizes sitting for long periods of time can be detrimental to
personal health and recommends standing work places and for
schools to offer alternatives to sitting.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, some of the benefits of a standing
workstation includes reduced risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart
disease and some forms of cancer.
Standing (versus sitting) helps burn extra calories, increases blood
flow and metabolism, improves posture and increases mental focus.
There have also been interesting studies on the impact of standing
up in the classroom. A study conducted by Texas A&M University
found, with the implementation of standing desks, all students
showed an increase in focus, while children with ADHD showed an
increased attention span, and all children lowered their risk of obesity.
According to Dr. John Buckley, standing 3-4 hours a day at work
can burn up to 750 extra calories in a day, translating to 30,000
extra calories burnt in a year, which is the equivalent of running
ten marathons a year. Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24532996
How much sitting can you safely do in a day? In the study,
women who were inactive for 11 or more hours a day fared
the worst, facing a 12% increase in premature death, but even l
lesser amounts of inactive time can cause problems. “Once you’re
sitting for more than 6 to 8 hours a day, that’s not likely to be good for you,
” Dr. Manson says. You want to avoid prolonged sitting and increase
the amount of moderate or vigorous exercise you do each day, she adds.
Sedentary lifestyles increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
“For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is
about the same as smoking.” ~ Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic.
Standing during meetings boosts the excitement around creative
group processes and reduces people’s tendency to defend their turf.
While standing, you feel a sense of urgency, which causes you to
be focused on the completion of tasks. This works ideally when you’re
working with tasks where you know what the outcome should be,
and it’s just a matter of completing it.
Something about standing keeps me more engaged. My mind
wanders less and for some reason I feel a bit more energized to
work even though in reality my legs are fairly tired. So what gives?
It is a question I’ve been pondering even before I setup my standing desk.
When I was working with a pair of guys who had standing desks I
always found myself more effective standing at their desks.
Standing somehow always seemed to motivate my senses
in some way. –Alan Hendry
If there is a movement toward ergonomic diversity and upright
work in the information age, it will also be a return to the past.
Today, the diligent worker tends to be defined as a person who
puts in long hours crouched in front of a screen. But in the 19th
and early 20th centuries, office workers, like clerks, accountants
and managers, mostly stood. Sitting was slacking. And if you stand
at work today, you join a distinguished lineage — Leonardo da Vinci,
Ben Franklin, and Winston Churchill.
As part of a small but growing movement in northern Wisconsin and
Minnesota that many teachers say is bound to gain popularity elsewhere,
several schools are experimenting with their physical learning environments
by incorporating stand-up workstations in the classroom. Anecdotally, teachers
have reported positive results after freeing their kids from the confines
of “feet flat on the floor” and “no rocking!” — greater attentiveness, fewer
behavioral problems, better posture and more enthusiasm. Kids who are
habitually fidgety or who suffer from attention disorders appear to show
the most improvement, teachers say.
Studies have shown that sitting is the new smoking and
cuts off our circulation as we sit at the computer.