gostanding about us

When it comes to our wellbeing, it’s often the simple things that count the most.

When it comes to our wellbeing, it’s often the simple things that count the most.

Drinking enough water, getting a full night of sleep or taking the eyes away from the computer screen for a minute, can do wonders for our health. However, we often disregard these measures as insignificant. Unfortunately, this is how we often make maintaining our own health less and less affordable.

So how can we combat this? Our answer is simple: by making people sit less, and therefore helping them to feel their best.

At GoStanding.org our goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of the sedentary lifestyle. Why does it deserve so much attention? Prolonged sitting is among the leading preventable causes of death in the US. There is a direct link between a lack of physical activity and obesity, heart disease, certain types of cancer as well as a host of mental health problems.

We’re sure it shouldn’t be like this. So, since our launch in 2018, we have been providing communities with information on workplace ergonomics (standing desks, treadmill desks, etc.) and practical advice. We publish well-researched product reviews, as well as guides and resources to help revolutionize the way human beings work and live.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that people leading a sedentary lifestyle are fully aware of its dangers. We want to arm them with theoretical and practical knowledge on reducing its negative impact on their health, and help them live happier and healthier lives!

Go standing - our mission

We simply cannot stand the fact that many serious illnesses, which can be prevented by applying simple changes to our daily routine, remain such a huge threat to our health.

Spreading awareness about the harmful effects of prolonged sitting is our way of setting off a chain reaction of positive change in people’s lives. The better they feel, the more they can achieve, and experience a better quality of life.

So how do we see the mission’s execution?

Firstly, we provide our readers with thoroughly researched materials and advice on health issues caused by excessive sitting, with all the related why’s and how’s. We do that by identifying the facts and easy-to-follow guides from difficult-to-digest scientific papers.
Next, we help our readers to choose ergonomic products that best fit their needs and standards. This way, they don’t make the selection process a second job, or become discouraged after accidentally purchasing the wrong product.

 

How do we pick products for our “To review” list?

We make this list by analyzing what manufacturers have to offer and what people are already searching for. Then, we try to fill other “gaps” in customer needs by selecting products that we believe will satisfy their requirements.

Unfortunately, we cannot review all products manually, otherwise we’d need to hire sales managers to resell the items! So what do we do when we don’t have a product at our disposal?

We collect all of the essential information (and more!) from the manufacturer. Then we go to Reddit, Facebook, YouTube, forums and interview customers, to gather all of the other important bits and pieces.

We believe in the power of joint effort and rely heavily on other peoples’ experiences. So if you are a lucky owner of any kind of ergonomic product and would like to share your experience (good or bad) and be featured on our website, don’t hesitate to let us know about it. Your initiative will be rewarded!

How do we evaluate products?

We have come to the conclusion that different people consider different characteristics to be important. That is, we all have different non-negotiables when it comes to these products.

How do we evaluate products

That’s why we conduct reviews in two stages.

First of all, we check how well products meet the basic requirements, and highlight their obvious positives. Secondly, we evaluate them from several angles, keeping in mind that there are people who:

  • Want a quality product for a reasonable price, which does its job and requires little effort.
  • Are geeks when it comes to owning hyper-modifiable models. They throw a manual away right after unboxing and enjoy connecting wires.
  • Live in a funky apartment. No ergonomic product, however useful it is, dares ruin the overall vibe of their chic living place.
  • Have a family and carefully consider each member’s needs.

We ensure that throughout the second step, we take into account all of the different needs and attitudes towards ergonomic products.

What is our USP?

We strive to provide as much useful information as we can, whether it compliments the products we review, or not.

Moreover, we don’t claim that standing solves all of your sitting-induced problems. It is only one part of what needs to be done to improve and maintain a great level of health. This is why we’ve decided to create a blog as a first point of reference for issues caused by sitting, as well as solutions for these problems.

Why are we so confident about our approach?

The blog is being developed by another team of authors and experts with several years of experience. Our blog is separate to the reviews and our experts have no interest in coming up with far-fetched allegations to influence your choices when looking at ergonomic solutions.

When it comes to reviews, we aim to introduce products to various groups of people, each with their own particular needs. Essentially, we want to eliminate the need for anyone considering buying ergonomics to visit several websites in order to get the complete picture.

Of course, we may make a mistake or miss something in our reviews and we hope our readers will report any inaccuracies that they may notice.

Naomi Khisa

Naomi Khisa

Founder
Naomi founded GoStanding.org in 2017 as a resource and community to help raise awareness of the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and to encourage people to live happier and healthier lives. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family.
Kevin Weaver

Kevin Weaver

Expert
Dr. Kevin Weaver has been practicing physical therapy in the orthopedic arena for close to 30 years. He graduated New York University’s Physical Therapy program with a BS in Physical Therapy. He also received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Temple University, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, and a Master’s degree in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from New York University. He is a Board Certified Ergonomist receiving his Certified Ergonomic Associate (CEA) from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics and his Industrial Ergonomist certification (CIE) from the Oxford Institute. He's been providing ergonomic consultation to medical institutions, non-profits, private industry and individuals for over 2 decades. www.kevinweaverdpt.com
Krista Bugden

Krista Bugden

Author
Krista Bugden worked as a Rehab Exercise Expert at a physiotherapist clinic in Ottawa, Canada for 4 years. She has an Honours Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. She uses her extensive knowledge in this area to educate others through well-researched, scientific, and informative articles. Her passions include helping others and inspiring each person she meets to get the most out of their life.
Eugene Kvasny

Eugine Kvasny

Developer
Eugine likes coding and delving into UX/UI design. Although you could already imagine him as a homeboy glued to his chair, he doesn't like staying at home. Given half a chance he runs away from the city bustle to explore new places.

Odessie Sestan

Outreach Manager
Odessie Sestan is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree from the University of Zagreb. She is interested in applying her skills in the field of Occupational Health and Safety, and getting a second degree in Public Health.
Barbara Phillips

Barbara Phillips

Expert
Barb Phillips, MS OTD, OTR/L is the founder and CEO of Ergo Life Solutions. She is a registered and licensed occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience working in hospital, community, government and academic settings. As an occupational therapist, her expertise lies in her keen ability to analyze how people interact in their work spaces, and modify the environment in order to maximize worker safety and productivity. Barb is an expert in the wide variety of ergonomic chairs and equipment on the market. She does not resell equipment and will consult with the office equipment supplier your company uses. She applies immediate improvements for worker comfort at little or no cost to the employer. Clients report an 87% improvement rate in immediate comfort after the first visit.
Jennifer Rothman

Jennifer Rothman

Author
Jennifer Rothman is a copywriter and columnist, specializing in delivering informative content you can trust. Since graduating from Villanova University, she’s worked with top brands across the fashion, beauty, and health and wellness space to reach global audiences. Eager to share her expert knowledge of the wellness industry, Jennifer continues to craft reliable content that engages readers through the art of storytelling.

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