Designing wellness inspired workspaces


Our certified medical practitioners look to resolve the root cause of our clients’ conditions, not just the symptom. More often than not, the root cause originates in the workplace.

Our Active Workplace Solutions look at transforming the traditional office/home/education environment into an active, collaborative, thought evoking
and inspirational space. As a medically licensed company with certified medical practitioners, we take a medical approach to our solutions and focus on the health benefits first and foremost whilst also aligning to business case objectives.

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We take a very flexible approach to the Solution Design. We can provide:

  • The end to end solution – space design, furniture, inventory, education
  • Work with existing third party space design teams
    OR
  • With in-house facility/workplace teams

By designing space with wellness in mind, workspaces become active environments where people naturally collaborate, share ideas, are healthier and more productive.

  •  Shared work areas
  • More efficient use of space
  • Healthier work environment
  • Up to 10 lbs weight loss per year
  • Greater teamwork, greater productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism

Active Workplace Solutions-Ergonomic Furniture


We propose a different approach to the standard "sit to stand" desk aka stand up desks 

We have a few concerns with sit to stand desks, namely:

  • Research shows that less than 20% of people use the standing function after the initial honeymoon period of 6 to 8 weeks. 
  • Research also shows that users do not like standing for longer than 2 hours 
  • People don't like the time and hassle of repeatedly raising and lowering their desks between sitting and standing height
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Instead we propose a half way in-between solution that assists standing while supporting the body in a more relaxed upright leaning position. We call it the semi-standing / perching position:

  • 135 degree
  • Neutral position
  • Insures correct posture
  • Ease of movement
  • Encourages controlled micromovements
  • Major leg and core muscles engaged
  • Builds strength and stability
 

The seats also support alternative periods of low intensity muscle use followed by recovery, keeping blood and oxygen circulating, causing the user to be more alert and productive. Its all about creating the active environment and being in one single position is never good for the body and mind. The semi-standing position allows for easy transition between perching, standing and walking:

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Ergonomic Furniture Solutions by Safco


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About Safco: Align’s Wellness Integration Partner


  • Safco: Designs and supplies Align’s ergonomic furniture solutions
  • 100 year old, third generation family owned business, top 10 largest office furniture manufacturers in the US
  •  Head quartered in New Hope, Minnesota (Twin Cities area)
  • Approximately 300 employees, manufacturing in the Twin Cities, Upstate New York, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Corporate clients include Google, Microsoft, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Clorox, Mayo Clinic, US Federal Govt./GSA, Tommy Bahama

Ergonomic Workstations

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Ergonomic Meeting Rooms / Shared Spaces

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Ergonomic Meeting Rooms / Shared Spaces

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Ergonomic Seating

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Ergonomic Accessories

 
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NEXT STEPS

At Align, we take a partnership approach to all our solutions. We make sure that what is designed (phase 1) meets the business case needs of the organization whilst ensuring the implementation (phase 2) is monitored by our certified medical practitioners.

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