Protecting your back is one of the best things you can do for your health, especially if you want to have a long and active life. According to the Health Policy Institute, back pain is the 6th most expensive medical condition in the US, and 8% of adults suffer chronic back pain that limits their activities. Ouch! You know we advocate standing instead of sitting all day, and lifting the surface of your folding table if you need or want to stand at it. However, there are daily habits that can also keep your back healthy and happy.
Modern life moves fast, and it can also be quite complex. It’s hard to know if you’re making the right decision when you don’t have all the facts. And when you don’t have the time to consider all the relevant details! Simplifying what you can is a great way to give yourself more breathing room for the more difficult decisions. One of the best ways to simplify is to create habits. And systems, especially for business owners. Whether you own your own business or not, there are a variety of ways to keep it simple.
Spinning turntables on top of folding tables is life for a lot of our DJ clients. They love to lift up the surface of their tables with our risers so they’re not straining their backs for the whole set. If you want to see a DJ and our risers in action, check out our friend Har Megiddo who was so thrilled to find our risers, he made this video for us for FREE on YouTube here!
Do you have administrative professionals (including virtual assistants) working from home? These professionals do a lot of work, for both big and small businesses... especially the things we business owners don’t really want to do, frankly! Recognize your admins on Administrative Professionals Day, April 28. Even better than flowers? Keeping them safe and comfortable in their home office.
Our story tells you why we’re so passionate about saving the backs of other people… because we had to save ours to make it happen! We also take great pride in serving our customers and addressing their needs.
February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, and lots of people consider grooming an important part of pet ownership. We do - that’s our Heinz-57 breed Oakley up there on the table! There are a lot of potential safety issues when it comes to grooming our beloved pets. We found some tips and tricks for everyone to stay bite and injury-free while you’re clipping the hounds.
Are you keeping your ticker in tune while working from home? It’s sometimes hard to remember the basics when you’re juggling home and work. But your family needs your heart! You already know to lose weight if you’re overweight, move around, get enough sleep, stop smoking. But what else can you do to keep it healthy?
There’s nothing worse than a holiday gone wrong because of a safety issue. We often write about keeping your back safe, but we like to think about safety culture everywhere, including at home. Last year we wrote about how you can throw a safe holiday party. This year, let’s talk toys and gifts since December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month.
The idea for our folding table riser products all started with another company that we owned: a catering business. Most folding tables are designed for banquet height, which is about 29-30” above the ground. It’s usually the perfect height for sitting and eating. Other benefits of folding tables is that they’re pretty inexpensive and can be repurposed for a variety of uses. As caterers, we often used them for preparing the food. The problem was that the right height for eating is not the right height for standing. Our workers had to crouch down to work, which hurt their backs.
We’ve told you a little bit about our story before. We started as caterers and had to find a solution for helping our workers’ aching backs. They were working from folding tables that were simply too low. Flash forward thousands of sets later, we now know fully how our folding table risers can work for you in your home or business.