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OmniMount's ActionMount Series Helps Fight Obesity and "Sitting Disease"*OmniMount Challenges Consumers to Take a Stand for Healthier TV and Computer Consumption (June 28, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- Since sedentary behavior, also referred to as "Sitting Disease," has been shown to cause chronic health problems that contribute to 4 of the top 7 terminal diseases in the U.S., OmniMount, an Ergotron brand of A/V mounts and furniture, will be displaying new ActionMount sit-stand mounts at the CEA Line Shows in New York, June 27-28, booth 58. The ActionMount series of computer monitor mounts and interactive TV mounts is designed to counteract the negative effects of excessive sitting through standing, encouraging a healthier interaction between people and their TVs.
"According to the National Academy of Sciences, one goal in the prevention of obesity (and other rising diseases) is to make physical activity an integral and routine part of life. We help make this happen by encouraging a new level of interactivity for the whole family, whether with the TV or computer," said Geoff Miller, president of OmniMount branded products. "The ease of movement is safe for even a small child, and will offer healthier options to traditionally sedentary activities like TV watching and computer-based homework. Now the whole family can enjoy activities like gaming or exercising in a comfortable and fun way, while positively impacting a healthier lifestyle."
Global studies show that people sit an average of 7.7 hours during the day, and up to 15 hours when linked with time spent in the car, at the dinner table and in front of the TV in the evenings. Just two hours of sitting reduces good cholesterol by 20 percent, reduces blood flow and raises blood sugar, all of which contribute to obesity and the related chronic, life-shortening diseases.
"TVs and computers are a big part of our lives and provide unlimited amounts of entertainment, education and productivity," said John Deutsch, senior vice-president of North America sales. "That won't change, but what must change is how we use these technologies, understanding that the health of our kids, our nation and ourselves may be at stake."
OmniMount's line of ActionMount products promotes sitting and standing while using the computer and TV, especially when gaming, to help positively impact the body by increasing blood flow, metabolic rates, energy and alertness. Increased energy expenditure and reduced sedentary behavior is a key part of obesity prevention. Patented Constant Force (CF) technology allows products to quickly and easily alternate between seated and standing positions without tools or motors, depending on the needs of the individual or activity at hand. The current collection consists of two WORK desk mounts for single-monitor and dual-monitor applications and three interactive PLAY mounts for small and medium size TVs. An adjustable surface mount for laptops, notebooks and tablets is launching in time for the holidays, as well as a low profile tilt mount for medium TVs, a double-stud version of the medium interactive mount, and an interactive mount for large TVs.
The ActionMount series is part of the company's bigger initiative to promote wellness through the use of CE accessories. To learn more about the Ergotron JustStand Wellness Uprising visit Juststand.org or register to attend Ergotron's 2nd Annual JustStand Wellness Summit on July 10, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information about the ActionMount series or OmniMount's entire line, visit www.omnimount.com or call 800.668.6848.
* "Sitting Disease" is a term the scientific community has coined to refer to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 30 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 70 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands -- OmniMount, StyleView, WorkFit and Neo-Flex -- for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Ergotron devices are not intended to cure, treat, mitigate or prevent any disease. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement, improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. To learn more about Ergotron and its entire line of solutions, visit http://www.ergotron.com or call 800.888.8458.
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