We’ve all heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” Is there actually any truth to this statement? Turns out there is! According to The Heart Foundation, a study documented 800,000 people and their sitting habits. The study found that people who sit the most, compared to people who sit the least, have a greater risk of disease and death. Now that’s heavy. With more and more people working from home since the pandemic, our sit time has only increased over the last year. So what’s the solution to warding off any negative side effects from sitting too long, you may ask? Here are a few tips to improve your health during the work day:

1. Remember to Stretch: Make easing aches and pains part of your work to-do list. Try an easy neck roll or standing side bend to get the blood flowing. Bonus points if you can practice a few yoga poses like cat and cow or downward dog.

2. Take a Break: Every 30 – 45 minutes, take a moment for yourself. Get up from your desk and go on a short walk. Not only will your body thank you for the relief, your mind will too. That’s a double win!

3. Posture is Key: Slouching tends to come naturally, especially since we all spend time looking down at our phones or at our screens at work. Try and elevate your computer screen to eye-level to keep your neck aligned with your spine. Keep your chest out and shoulders back while seated to maintain great posture.

4. Keep Essentials within Arm’s Reach: Your mouse and keyboard should always be closest to you during the work day. Don’t risk straining your back or wrists trying to reach further than your level of flexibility.

5. Consider A Standing Desk: OfficeSource can provide some sitting relief during your work day. The Standing Desk Collection is the perfect solution to get you on your feet! Avoid the harmful long-term effects of too much time sitting with OfficeSource’s Height Adjustable Tables. They are easy, quick and quiet to operate, and offer the optimal vertical range to accommodate people of all sizes.

The use of stand-up desks has been proven to boost the health of the workers who would otherwise be sedentary all through their work day. This standing desk collection includes all the essential pieces that come together to create an office space suitable for up to 8 workers. This collection includes storage and privacy solutions to ensure the comfort and productivity of each person. It’s a great choice to include in your professional office setting, and will also work well in an educational or medical setting.

Create a comfortable office that offers all the ergonomic and overall health benefits, while offering you the full functionality that you are looking for. This office furniture collection offers the benefits that come from periodic standing while hard at work, while also offering great practical storage and organizational space. This office furniture is offered in some great finish options, to include cherry, mahogany, walnut, espresso, white, maple, and more. The hutch gives you two great storage cabinets for neatly storing away items, while also offering you a shelf space for additional organization and display space where you need it the most. The hardware adds just the right contemporary touch you need.

The Wobble Board Collection is perfect for any executive who stands for most of the day. Pair it with a stand-up desk for the ultimate office setup. This collection will help your balance and posture, while also keeping you active throughout the day. Give your feet the comfort they deserve and shop the Wobble Board Collection today.

Want to browse the entire StandUp Collection? You can find more options here.

There’s no better time than now to take care of your health, and we hope you choose OfficeSource to help you along in your wellness journey. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have! 

Innovation is defined as a new idea, method, or device.

At COE Distributing, innovation is at the core of what we do. We are always working towards improving and staying relevant in this ever-changing environment.
During the past 15 months, businesses faced many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For a company devoted to furnishing offices, the abrupt and prolonged closure of offices across the United States seemed especially daunting. Our team quickly pivoted to create COVID-19 environment products such as acrylic screens, anti-microbial seating options and other return to work safely products while continuing to strengthen our supply chain, factory partners and educate our clients on what’s happening in real time.
“We are focused on reacting quickly to market demands but also building a sustainable company that is positioned for long term growth and success for our teammates and our clients.” 
~ JD Ewing, CEO and Founder of COE Distributing
Seeing an urgent need for products to help make offices safer, COE plunged into manufacturing for the first time ever. We envisioned and created an expansive line of acrylic screens and dividers in-house, bringing the products to market within just two months under our private label, OfficeSource
OfficeSource is leading the office furniture industry by offering globally sourced best in class furniture. We source high-quality office furniture with forward-thinking, well-planned designs from around the globe. Our developers collaborate with skilled manufacturers to bring exclusive products to market, ensuring each piece meets unwavering quality standards. We’ve also produced new product lines, enabling us to nimbly adapt to rapidly changing industry conditions. While the work from home trend was a big shift in 2020, we are also adapting to provide solutions for people to get back to work and school safely with products that help with social distancing.
“Our focus is on developing items that are comfortable in both home and office spaces. Other items will continue to be focused on commercial in office use, while some will be strictly small footprint products for working from home.” 
~ Stan Idzi, Sr. VP Sales and Merchandising, COE Distributing

Getting Back to Business

It’s important for schools and offices to create a safe learning and work environment for students and employees who continue to travel to school and work. Social distancing should play a big part of this. Our selection of shields and panels can easily and quickly be added to any environment.
The OfficeSource Safeguard Barrier Collection is a complete social distancing solution. This collection features all-plastic corrugated barriers that are ideal for school desktops and educational institutions. Safeguard barriers are completely sanitizable and available in 2 styles and several sizes. 
The OfficeSource Borders II Collection is a modular desk mounted system that can be retrofitted to most OS Laminate Collection workstations in a manner that allows you to define your space the way you want. 
These solutions will help continue social distancing while returning to school and work. 

The New Corner Office (In the Home)

While some are returning to their regular office routine, there are still those that are working from home either full time or part-time as we’ve seen a trend of employers reducing their office space and only having employees come in a few days a week. We saw the need for more work from home solutions that would allow people to adapt and feel comfortable working from home.  
If you are creating an office space in your home, there is the infinite potential of a blank canvas. All you have to do is imagine… We are providing the solutions to create a comfortable environment for all spaces. 
Whether you have a dedicated room for a home office or need a small set up that can be incorporated into a shared space in your home, we’ve put together collections for every situation.
We’re proud to be an industry leader and look forward to continuing to innovate, so we can bring you the best quality furniture that will fit your needs. 
“Quality and service are two main components of COE that have always been a priority for new product development. COE was founded on excellence over 75 years ago, and we have stayed true to this notion. I believe tradition and innovation are also two key pillars that make this company special. We are deeply rooted in tradition, and yet there are things we do that are cutting edge for our industry.”
~ Melanie Ewing, CMO, COE Distributing

Learn more about COE Distributing and what makes our company special. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!