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55 Balance-Restoring Office Innovations

From Adjustable Standing Desks to Branded Yoga Breaks

— May 6, 2015 — Lifestyle
These analog office innovations are intentionally designed to restore balance in the workplace. From battling sedentary lifestyles to introducing mindfulness, these products and services will enhance productivity and improve health and well-being at work.

Standing desks and similar movement-encouraging furniture enable people to get work done without becoming completely chained to their desks, hunched over and sore. Many are adjustible and some incorporate more activity like cycling or surfing. When it comes to furniture, portability is another feature that restores balance as it allows work to get done outdoors or in a refreshingly new location. Ergonomic design also comes into play with low-tech office innovations.

Finding ways to introduce not just movement but mindfulness is also important. This is where branded yoga breaks and pre-work dance parties come in. Handmade meditation cards also make breaks more productive.
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Flat-Pack Work Stations
Flat-Pack Work Stations
The Press Fit Standing Desk Can Be Assembled with No Tools
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53
Ergonomic Upstanding Desks
Ergonomic Upstanding Desks
These Standing Desks are Easy to Assemble and Good for Your Posture
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52
Minimalist Laptop Stands
Minimalist Laptop Stands
The Flio Laptop Stand is Collapsible and Ultra Slim
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51
Digitally Customized Desks
Digitally Customized Desks
The Ergonomically Optimized Workspace Uses Kinect 3D Scanner to Create
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50
Adaptable Lap Pads
Adaptable Lap Pads
This Mobile Mountable Desk Keeps Your Compact Office on the Move
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49
Punching Bag Keyboards
Punching Bag Keyboards
This Active Keyboard Design Requires You to Punch Letters to Type Words
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48
Branded Yoga Breaks
Branded Yoga Breaks
SXSW 2015 Goers Embrace Healthy Networking in Between Events
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47
Convertible Tablet Covers
Convertible Tablet Covers
The SurfacePad Introduces Ergonomics to Your Slick Touchscreen Device
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46
Tremor-Proof Pens
Tremor-Proof Pens
Writing with Parkinson's is Made More Comfortable with This Vibrating Implement
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45
Handmade Meditation Cards
Handmade Meditation Cards
Kristen Hedge's Meditation Card Deck Teaches You How to Meditate
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44
Keyboard-Hiding Accessories
Keyboard-Hiding Accessories
The Macessity Lowkey Stand Promotes a Clean and Simple Desk
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43
Friendly Felt Furniture
Friendly Felt Furniture
The Nuno Chair by Emelia Lucht is Vibrant and Ergonomic
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42
Woody Keyboard Supports
Woody Keyboard Supports
The Bamboo Keyboard Tray Assists with Ergonomics and Organization
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41
Modern Meditation Candles
Modern Meditation Candles
Alchemy Apothecary Focuses on Mantras to Help Center People
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40
Morning Dance Parties
Morning Dance Parties
Morning Gloryville in Montreal Provides Dance and Yoga First Thing
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39
Standing Position Chairs
Standing Position Chairs
The 'Standing Task Chair' Supports You at Your Standing Desk
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38
Airport Yoga Classes
Airport Yoga Classes
The Helsinki Airport TravelLab Project Helps People Relax Pre-Flight
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37
Foldable Wireless Keyboards
Foldable Wireless Keyboards
The myType Portable Keyboard Folds to Fit In Your Pocket
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36
Circular Concept Styli
Circular Concept Styli
This Grip Pen is Designed To Give a More Ergonomic Hold While Writing
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35
Posture-Perfecting Computer Stands
Posture-Perfecting Computer Stands
The Foald Pillar Looks to Completely Erase Bad Posture
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34
Sleek Laptop Stands
Sleek Laptop Stands
The Rain Design mStand Lifts Your Overheating Laptop and Reduces Eye Strain
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33
Posture-Focused Chairs
Posture-Focused Chairs
The 'Chaisecourte' Presents a Comfy Way to Sit
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32
Athletic Seating Systems
Athletic Seating Systems
The Stability Ball Office Chair Works Out Your Muscles As You Work
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31
Relaxing Lightweight Armchairs
Relaxing Lightweight Armchairs
This Cozy Modern Armchair is Perfectly Proportioned
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30
School Standing Desks
School Standing Desks
Research Shows Standing Desks For Kids Could Cure Childhood Obesity
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29
Comfort-Focused Tech Accessories
Comfort-Focused Tech Accessories
The Peak MacBook Cover Boasts an Ergonomic Design
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28
Pre-Work Dance Parties
Pre-Work Dance Parties
Kickstart Your Workday by Partying Early in the Morning
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27
Movement-Encouraging Workstations
Movement-Encouraging Workstations
The Modern Workspace is Embedded with Tech To Make You Healthier
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26
Elliptical Blow-Up Furniture
Elliptical Blow-Up Furniture
The Inflatable Table by Blofield Lets You Work Anywhere
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25
Vertically Flexible Furniture
Vertically Flexible Furniture
These IKEA Adjustable Standing Desk Designs Can Also Be Sat At
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24
Ergonomically Etched Gadget Organizers
Ergonomically Etched Gadget Organizers
The Apple TV Organizer by Tinsel and Timber Boasts Style
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23
Modular Standing Desks
Modular Standing Desks
The StandStand Transforms Any Surface into a Ergonomic Furniture Piece
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22
L-Shaped Adaptable Workstations
L-Shaped Adaptable Workstations
Your Position by David Manning is Minimalist and Modern
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21
Papercraft Themed Furniture
Papercraft Themed Furniture
This Fun Modern Furniture From Cut and Fold Saves Tons of Space
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20
Standing Desk Islands
Standing Desk Islands
The StandTable Completely Alters the Usual Arrangements of Offices
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19
Bicycle-Inspired Workstations
Bicycle-Inspired Workstations
Focal's Locus Workstation is Designed to be Ergonomic and Portable
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18
Adjustable Standing Desks
Adjustable Standing Desks
The ZestDesk Converts Any Table Into a Standing Desk
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17
Fitness-Inspired Furniture
Fitness-Inspired Furniture
The Body Building Collection is Made Up of Pieces Inspired by the Gym
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16
Surf-Like Office Decks
Surf-Like Office Decks
The Level Encourages Better Physical Health and More Movement at Work
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15
Zen Garden Lights
Zen Garden Lights
Mokki by Peca is a Hybrid Between a Lamp and Planter
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14
Spine-Saving Standup Tabletops
Spine-Saving Standup Tabletops
The FitDesk Promotes Good Health With its Standing Desk Design
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13
Posture-Perfecting Systems
Posture-Perfecting Systems
Low-Tech Wearable Device BetterBack is Designed to Improve Posture
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12
Ergonomic Desk Accessories
Ergonomic Desk Accessories
Grovemade Unveiled Its New Collection of Desktop Accessories
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11
Minimalist Ergonomic Laptop Stands
Minimalist Ergonomic Laptop Stands
The Just Mobile Xtand Pro Raises Your Laptop to Eye Level
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10
Portable Napping Pods
Portable Napping Pods
Eden Lew's Nutshell Sleep Pod Provides a Platform for Naps in Public
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9
Rodent-Themed Desks
Rodent-Themed Desks
This Human Hamster Wheel Takes the Standing Desk to New Levels of Productivity
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8
Great Outdoor Workstations
Great Outdoor Workstations
The Standing Tree Desk by Andrew Quitmeyer is Ultimately Healthy
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7
Yoga-Inspired Office Chairs
Yoga-Inspired Office Chairs
The Sukhasana Yoga Chair Helps You Comfortably Sit Cross-Legged
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6
Gilded Mindfulness Armchairs
Gilded Mindfulness Armchairs
Meditation Seat Ware Encourages the Perfect Posture in Contemplation
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5
Strategically-Adjusting Standing Desks
Strategically-Adjusting Standing Desks
The Stir Kinetic Desk Monitors People's Working Habits
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4
Two-Legged Chairs
Two-Legged Chairs
Inactivite by Benoit Malta Focuses on 'Bearable Discomfort' for Health
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3
Energy-Boosting Desks
Energy-Boosting Desks
This Mobile Standing Desk is Affordable and Compact
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2
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Adjustable Standing Desks Make it Simple to Set Up Shop Anywhere
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1
Mobile Cardboard Furniture
Mobile Cardboard Furniture
Refold's Recyclable Standing Portable Desk Quickly Folds Into Itself
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