SmartLegs Science

For an affordable investment, SmartLegs provides proven, measurable business benefits no other sit-stand solution can.

Every purchase of SmartLegs accessory includes hardware and software to:

  • Improve employee engagement and job satisfaction
  • Increase endurance
  • Reduce fatigue, health risks and workstation injuries
  • Enhance productivity
  • Improve employee wellness

Improved morale, increased energy, higher job satisfaction and even weight loss: we have proven results.

Studies have shown that only 7% of people use their sit-stand desks after three months. SmartLegs technology, however, can increase usage to more than 80% through the SmartLegs app (available as a mobile app or accessible via your browser) which uses transition reminders and gamification to encourage usage. This translates into enhanced productivity, increased endurance and overall improved employee wellness.

The LifeDesk SmartLegs software encourages workers to stand

The LifeDesk SmartLeg software, substantially increases usage and over 85% of users polled stated they showed productivity increases.

Results are based on survey responses from LifeDesk users conducted March 2018
  • Increased Productivity 88% 88%
  • Improved Morale 62% 62%
  • Increased Energy Levels 62% 62%
  • Less Stressed Out 12% 12%
  • More Active Overall 50% 50%
  • Lost Weight 13% 13%
  • More Engaged in My Work 50% 50%
  • Higher Job Satisfaction 38% 38%
  • Reduced Cholesterol 12% 12%
  • Overall Improvement 25% 25%

Dramatically increase workplace wellness and productivity through employee engagement

Use the LifeDesk SmartLegs App to encourage workers to stand

  • Studies shows that only 7% people use their Sit-Stand desks after three months.
  • With the LifeDesk SmartLeg App, gamefication increases this to more than 80% according to case studies.
  • Improve worker productivity and morale.

Free LifeDesk SmartLeg App included with every purchase of LifeDesk SmartLegs

Provide a happier, healthier work environment

About 75% of employees surveyed expect their companies to provide health and wellness programs. A sit-stand desk shows current and prospective employees that you care about their wellness. Source: HealthMine

Flexibility in hot-desking environments

Because the average 28-inch desk is designed for people six-feet tall, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Being able to lower and raise the desk to suit the sitting and standing needs of your workers is key to having a flexible hot-desking environment.

Improve mood and energy levels

Moving your body pumps fresh blood and oxygen to the brain, which releases mood-enhancing chemicals and gives your body a jolt of energy. In a study, workers reported a significant improvement to overall mood within seven weeks of using sit-stand desks. Source: Take-a-Stand Project

Create a more collaborative work environment

Boost collaboration, creativity and productivity by standing. From start-ups to large corporations including Google and Facebook are offering employees the option of using sit-stand desks to help foster a more collaborative and productive work environment. Source: Washington University Business School, St. Louis

Decrease absenteeism

A survey by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index showed that 77% of the workers polled had at least one chronic health condition, such as asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, heart attack, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity. The total annual costs related to lost productivity for these workers due to absenteeism totaled $84 billion.

Standing throughout the day can help reduce these ailments to improve productivity. Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

Reduce workplace injuries

Back pain is one of the most common health problems facing Americans. If you are rounding your back and looking down while you are sitting working, it can cause postural kyphosis, which in turn can cause back and neck pain, as well as fatigue. Transitioning between sitting and standing throughout the workday dramatically improves your posture and reduces pressure on your back, helping to reduce or eliminate pain. Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Increase fitness and reduce obesity

Standing for even a few minutes every hour greatly increases your overall fitness and can help reduce obesity.

  • After just 30 minutes of sitting, your metabolism slows down 90 percent, the muscles in your lower body stop working and it slows down the breakdown of dangerous blood fats, lowering good LDL cholesterol.
  • After sitting for just two hours, good cholesterol drops 20 percent.
  • Standing burns 30% more calories than sitting.

Source: UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health

Decrease risk of disease

Getting up and moving can help you ward off disease, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and more. All of these diseases are believed to be caused, at least in part, by inactivity, including excessive sitting.

Cancer: There are several types of cancer that are believed to be caused by inactivity, including cancers of the breast, colon, lung, endometrial, ovarian. Source: Alberta Health Services-Cancer Care in Canada

Cardiovascular Disease: Excessive sitting can also cause cardiovascular disease. A study showed that men who reported more than 23 hours a week of sedentary activity had a 64 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who reported less than 11 hours per week. Source: University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health

Type 2 Diabetes: Studies correlate extended periods of sitting with a reduced ability to regulate glucose in the bloodstream, a condition known as metabolic syndrome, which dramatically increases your chances of type 2 diabetes. Source: National Institute of Health

Reduce Medical Costs

According to OSHA, musculoskeletal disorders or ergonomic injuries cost U.S. employers between $15 to $20 billion per year, with total annual costs reaching $45 to $54 billion. These injuries make up at least 34% of all workplace injuries according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to OSHA, here are actual direct costs for common office injuries:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – $28,657
  • Sprain – $28,338
  • Strain – $32,319
  • Hernia – $23,083
  • Inflammation – $32,080

Having an ergonomically correct environment, including sit-stand desks, can help reduce costs associated with injuries, decrease medical and disability claims and help keep your team healthier and more productive.

Test the benefits of sit-stand desks in your office with our Pilot Program.