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New Opløft platform and storage rack bundle solves problem of space and budget

The world is still divided on sit-stand desks. Ultimately, employers want to know whether they're going to see a return on investment. Our new Opløft platform and storage rack bundle presents a new concept in shared sit-stand working that's not only less of an expense (compared to a complete workstation refit), but also more flexible and better suited to the modern office. 

Opløft, our most portable sit-stand platform yet, now comes with an optional storage rack that holds five Opløfts securely and neatly in one place. The rack stands on brake-loaded wheels, so it can be rolled around the office, into cupboards, against walls, or wherever it's needed for the day before being secured during loading and unloading. Employees can select a platform from the rack, carry it to their workstation and enjoy a few hours of sit-stand working before giving their Opløft a wipe-down and returning it to the rack for someone else to use.

This way workstations remain clear and uncluttered, Opløft platforms remain available for anyone to use at any time, and employers avoid the expense of switching an office of static workstations to full sit-stand desks - while still giving staff that all important freedom to stand up and move around when they need to.

Ready to dip a toe?

We know that lots of employers are still unsure about whether the purported health benefits justify the investment of sit-stand desks. Despite a mounting body of research in favour of sit-stand working, we still occasionally see a surge in negative press which is often fuelled by misconceptions about what sit-stand desks are for. The biggest misconception is that sit-stand desks are predominantly for weight loss.

What are the benefits?

It's important to note that standing up to work does not expend as much energy as a walk, a jog, or any other kind of workout. It should therefore not be used as a substitute for exercise, but as a supplement to active working habits. In fact, standing up for prolonged periods is just as risky as remaining seated. It's the movement and body adjustments that are important for reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and other health problems associated with prolonged inactivity. We recommend following the 20-8-2 principle where each half hour you spend 20 minutes sitting, eight minutes standing and two minutes moving or stretching.

When used as part of a wider health and wellbeing programme, sit-stand desks can make a huge difference to the way people feel and perform at work. We teamed up with University College London professor Vincent Walsh to study the effects of using an Opløft for one week on real office workers. The results were outstanding, with Professor Walsh commenting:

“The research was fairly conclusive in proving that having access to Opløft made people more productive. However, the greatest excitement was the results of the test for attention and concentration levels. Not only did our trialists perform much faster after using Opløft, but there was also a strong increase in their accuracy. People usually trade off accuracy when speed is increased, but Opløft users were able to improve both, which is impressive, and something I have never witnessed before.

"Equally impressive was the results of the decision-making test. Not only did Opløft users perform better than average but they continued to improve throughout the week, which is very uncommon in this specific test.”

The storage rack is a great solution for:

  • hot-desk areas
  • offices tight on space
  • small teams
  • agile organisations

Buy five Opløfts and we'll send you a free storage rack worth £599.95 to keep them secure and tidy at work.

Price after discount: £1,249.95 (excluding VAT)

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