Thursday, 26 October 2017

Testing the Fellows sit /stand desks. #FellowsOnTheMove


Nowadays we are all so educated on the importance of healthy eating, exercise and living a balanced lifestyle. However one of the most important things that we overlook is how much time we spend working. Many of us sit at a desk, hunched up for up to 10 hours plus a day and then go home and sit at a PC for another couple of hours. Have you ever thought of the effects this has on your body?

Have you ever checked your chair to see if it is right for you or that the desk you use is at the correct height? These factors are really important to monitor as it can dramatically effect your posture.We all suffer from mental stress but have you noticed you get aching limbs after a hard day at work? This may be due to the way your work space is set up and long  periods of sitting stationary and lack of stretching and exercise. Prolonged sitting effects your digestion, breathing, concentration and focus too. It can also result in obesity.


I recently attended an afternoon event hosted by Viking in collaboration with Fellows where they were showcasing their sit/stand desks and workstations. I had the opportunity to meet fellow bloggers, nibble some graze box snacks and enjoy refreshments before trying out the desks. I also learn't a simple deskercise routine with Claire from Exercise in the City that can be easily incorporated in my working hours and also create some delicious smoothies with the guys from  Mr Flavour Events.

A Sit-Stand Workstation or Work Platform from Fellowes will fit onto your existing desk, and you can change your working position easily with a minor adjustment to suit your individual needs. You can use the desks standing or sitting so that you can include a few stretches and general deskercise whilst working .The desks come with special mats that allow you to have a comfortable standing position whilst working.


Together with having the perfect set up for your work station, it is equally important to eat and drink healthy and keep hydrated at all times. Fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies are great to get your five a day and they keep hunger at bay too. The lovely guys from Mr Flavour Events created for us some amazing smoothies to sample and then encourage us to create our own. I made a coconut berry burst which tasted delicious.


After an informative afternoon we had to opportunity to enjoy a mini massage session with the ladies from The Pamper Company. I certainly enjoyed the head and neck massage which was most relaxing.



After attending the event I have vowed to make some life style changes and also check that my work station is better set up for me. Now is the time re evaluate your lifestyle and make some changes, do share in the comments below any tips you have.

I was a guest at the event by viking all opinions are my own. Few of the photos included in the first two collages are courtesy of  Eloisa Georgiou. The remaining photos were taken by me.

39 comments:

  1. I have heard those desks are good for back aches!

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  2. This is so important, I ended up with muscles spasms in my back at my last job because the desk was set up for someone much taller than me. Could have definitely done with a massage then!

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  3. I'd like to try out one of these desks. I think though my cats might be less keen as a favourite trick is to get me to put my feet up on the desk to create a lap. Not sure that would work in standing mode.

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  4. It is very important to sit properly and have the correct posture, I am lucky I work from home but am up and down stairs to my daughter a lot so never sit in one position for too long x

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  5. i used to work in occupational health in a corporate setting, so know all about the importance of this. Still, now I am self-employed i am pretty terrible at it and find my back hurts regular :(

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  6. I've heard a little about these desks and they sound do interesting, sadly I can't stand for long at all otherwise I would have to look into one.

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  7. I'd really like to try one of these work stations. I've had a go at a standing desk in the office before and the problem for me is that I don't want to stand all day. So one that allows you to adjust and move between sitting and standing would be great, I think! Thanks for the heads up!

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  8. I have wanted one of these desks for like EVER!I have heard they work wonders for people with back problems!

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  9. It is very important to have a healthy life style. We should remember and follow all these tips of sitting in the right posture while working.

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  10. Your post was a wakeup call for me to try the new workstations, I'm as such not happy with the current ones. I need to re look at my lifestyle and bring across some changes.

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  11. Wow! I cannot thank you enough for sharing this. Lately, I had been experiencing backaches due to my work schedule and lack of any physical activity. I am definitely going to follow what you have said here. Thank you again!

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  12. Wow! This is something new to me! I know some ppl with back problem and I can imagine how tough it gets to sit at work for longer hours. I believe this will do wonders!

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  13. I have a good desk,its my chair that could use a little bit of a upgrade!

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  14. I am so guilty of this as I spend all day in an office then sit on the sofa with my laptop in the evening x

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  15. I sit and work on the computer for 10 hours every day. I really care about how to sit properly, but sometimes I forget that. After every hour I try to exercise to be healthier!

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  16. I remember the days of working in an office before proper chairs and work station assessments were introduced. Felt so much better once we were encouraged to check the height. Not sure how I would get on with my hips at a standing station.

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  17. I've wanted one of those desks for so long! I hate sitting for long periods of time. also, I find it very important for a work-life balance. everyone needs to read this!

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  18. Looks like there were a lot of great things they had there. I am just not sure I could deal with the stand up desk. I don't think that would work for me. To work on a computer I need to sit down if I am going to do it for more than a couple of seconds at a time.

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  19. This looks like a great workstation, perfect for posture.

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  20. Very interesting work station! It's very important to achieve a good work-life balance for a healthy lifestyle! :)

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  21. I have heard mention of these desks recently and they do sound interesting. I'm not sure if I would get one myself as I can't stand for long periods.

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  22. I was also at this event and I must say I was impressed with these desks.

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  23. Sounds like an interesting desk idea. Berry smoothie and mini pamper session sounded fab too x

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  24. Sounds like a lovely afternoon. I definitely need to change my home office chair, it's uncomfortable to sit in for long periods. You've inspired me to make a change!

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  25. I used to have a colleague who used a sit stand desk and it did absolute wonders for her back because she was in so much pain at her desk on a normal chair xxx

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  26. I miss bloggers events, it's been 2 years since I attended some last time... wish I was there

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  27. That sounds amazing, I'd love to try it. It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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  28. I've heard of those new work desks. Wish I could get one for home. You're so right we all have information on the right healthy diet, exercise etc. However, once on the computer we tend to forget how long we are on it. I've started setting an alarm to remind to stand up, walk around or to go and finish a small chore.

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  29. Yes, I am all about healthy living! It's interesting to see desk workouts, -- reminds me of this lady I knew who would always sit on a gym ball in front of her desk.

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  30. I suffer from a bad back and would love to try one of these. Currently the husband has a full office in our loft and I'm relegated to an arm chair!

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  31. These workstations are such a great idea! I often end up with aching muscles after sitting at my desk all day

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  32. Oh I just got my first home office and I measured everything up so that the chair I bought was good for my back and the exact height for my desk and distance from my computer screen. It makes such a difference. I have a bad back and the best piece of advice I was give was to rest your feet of a foot stool to improve posture and ease back pain when sitting at a desk. It really works.

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  33. I am seeing this around a lot more and a few people in our office have these desks due to issues with their back.

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  34. This is one of my problems but the desks always to big so I end up stretching all day x

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  35. I am looking into getting a standing desk myself or review one. But I don't know which ones to get. We need to take better care of our health for sure.

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  36. I worked on my feet for many years and the only time I have had a back problem was when I spent a lot of time at a desk

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  37. I’ve never heard of a stand up desk, the idea sounds good in theory but my feet always ache so I’d probably want to sit down haha x

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  38. the stand up desk has been in the news so much recently that now i am contemplating getting one for myself haha! Looks like you had a lovely evening! Glad you enjoyed!

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  39. They sound good for those that can use them, unfortuanately I can't stand for long so not for me I'm afraid.

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