On 26th April, Britain is urged to get on its feet.

Get Britain Standing is asking the nation to unite against prolonged office sitting by taking on the challenge to get on their feet. 

They want workplaces and individuals across Britain to sit less and move more during their working day and take part in a national day when workers across Britain unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore.

It is part of the commitment to make workplaces healthier and more active as a sedentary lifestyle can lead to health conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and musculoskeletal problems. Given the long hours spent by many adults sitting down while at work, it is essential to combat this issue in the workplace. Standing up for just three hours a day every day burns 750 calories a week and is the equivalent of running about 10 marathons a year.

Employers can help by supplying office furniture which encourages people to stand up.  One business, AJ Products, thinks staying fit and healthy should be something that anyone can do. They encourage office workers to get fit at their desks through our range of affordable sit-stand desks and active office furniture. Plus, we have recently launched an exciting new product range that will revolutionise meetings and conferences. 

Designed by AJ Products in-house designers and shortlisted for Product of the Year at the 2019 European Office Products Awards (EOPA), the latest addition is a height-adjustable meeting table that makes it easy to switch between sitting and standing meetings, boosting both productivity and fitness.

The innovative, ergonomic office furniture is just one area of expertise in our extensive product range. We also provide premises management equipment, lockers and changing room facilities, conference furniture, warehouse shelving and racking, workbenches, industrial matting and much more. 

Established in Sweden in 1975, the AJ group now covers 19 countries across Europe with the UK business opening in 1999. They can provide everything from project planning and design suggestions to quick delivery and installation. The motto is “We can make any workplace happier, healthier and more active!”

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