This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Furniture Manufacturer KI Invites America's Workforce To Take A Stand Against Sitting This Election.

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxation, healthcare and national debt may be on the minds of millions of Americans getting ready to vote. But there's one issue that's been "taxing" the backs of America's workforce for far too long—sitting. And contract furniture manufacturer KI is rising to the occasion this election day by inviting all Americans to take a stand—literally—to emphasize the growing importance of ergonomics and on-the-job movement in the workplace.


"Regardless of which side of the aisle you're on, chances are you've been sitting for too long," says Shawn Green, vice president of design and product marketing. "Research shows that on average, adults spend more than nine hours a day in oxymoronic sedentary activities. And sitting too long leads to sharp declines in workplace productivity, poor posture and a host of employee health issues, including a rise in obesity and the increased prevalence of lower back problems. It's time we get America back on its feet."

The trend toward a more sedentary lifestyle — from daily desk jobs to the nocturnal couch surfing — brings far greater risks.

  • Over the past 50 years, the transition from hoeing fields to clicking a mouse means that Americans burn 120 to 140 fewer calories per day.
  • In the 1960s, nearly half of all jobs required physical activity of some kind. Today, less than 20 percent of jobs require mobility.
  • According to a 2010 American Cancer Society survey, women who sit more than six hours a day were 37% more likely to die prematurely than women who sat for less than three hours. In men, this death rate was 18% higher.

In response to today's increasingly sedentary work-style, KI offers a wide range of height-adjustable, sit/stand desking solutions that address these needs, all while maintaining employee health, productivity and morale. In fact, KI's Genesis Desking and WorkUp Adjustable Tables usher in a new breed of office ergonomics promoting furniture adjustability and alternating postures.

Height-adjustable desking solutions from KI are as affordable as they are adjustable, allowing you to adjust your desk height as easily as you raise or lower your chair.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs