A comfortable new lounge set designed for working in is now available for the millions of Australians who are being forced to set up from home as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies.
Ambient Lounge have released a stylish three-piece set including a sofa, a matching wing ottoman and a versa table and it’s perfect for working as well as relaxing.
The stylish sofa covers, which come in 18 different patterns, are currently on sale for $591.30 but will be priced at $657 after the promotional offer ends.
Ambient Lounge have released a stylish three-piece set (pictured) including a sofa, a matching wing ottoman and a versa table and it’s perfect for working as well as relaxing at home
The covers and the funnelweb filling set can also be purchased on the website for $791.30.
The eco-weave butterfly sofa has ‘structured quilted support and is a cocoon of comfort’, while the wing ottoman is made of a memory foam cushion.
The stylish table has a stable acrylic surface, suitable for placing laptop, drinks and plates and can also be purchased individually for $189.
The interior fabric covers are easy to clean and can be washed in a washing machine or by hand in cold or lukewarm machine.
It’s also ‘heavyweight, soft and extremely durable fabric and is designed for high end sofas,’ the website says.
The sofa has a ‘structured quilted support and is a cocoon of comfort’, while the wing ottoman is made of a memory foam cushion
The stylish sofa covers, which come in 18 different patterns, are currently on sale for $591.30 while the covers and the funnelweb filling set can be purchased for $791.30
Ambient Lounge also have a spacious home lounger which comes with a removable cushioned headrest.
The comfortable seat is made with a soft linen fabric, which makes it a suitable for lounging around.
It also has side pockets and can be paired with the ottoman table to create a perfect home workspace.
The ultimate lounger cover can be purchased for $309 or $419 with the cover and funnelweb filling set.
Ambient Lounge also have a spacious home lounger which comes with a removable cushioned headrest and a matching ottoman
This comes after researchers from University of Queensland and Victoria University recently urged individuals to avoid sitting for long periods at a time (stock image)
What are the nine things that happen to the body when you sit down all day?
* Back pain
* Poor blood flow
* Posture problems
* Diabetes risk
* Less oxygen
* Digestive issues
* Anxiety and depression
* Heart disease
This comes as tech experts revealed the best ways to improve your working-from-home experience.
According to Telstra, improving your home wifi to make sure you have the best coverage is important as your work will be reliant on the internet.
It’s also important to have the right tools and equipment to do your job including a laptop, mouse, keyboard or headset.
Telstra experts also said that ‘social connection is key’ as it’s important to say in touch with your colleagues.
Moving around, staying active and stretching throughout the day as well as drinking plenty of water are also essential.
Researchers from University of Queensland and Victoria University also recently urged individuals to avoid sitting for long periods at a time.
How to build more movement into a day at work
1. Get a standing desk: Standing desks are having their moment in the sun, with a wide variety now available including treadmill desks, bike desks and desktop converters for your existing desk.
Switch from sitting to standing with the aim of standing for half your working day overall.
StartStanding.org recommends standing on a shiatsu mat to stimulate nerves and relax muscles in your feet.
2. Park further from the entrance at work: Or, if you take public transport, hop off one stop early to build your daily step count.
3. Stand up for phone calls: Walking while talking on the phone is an easy way to increase your movement at work.
According to a study from the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, walking for just two minutes each hour may reduce the damage of extended periods of sitting.
4. Arrange walking meetings: Speak to your boss and colleagues about organising walking meetings outdoors.
In terms of brain function, walking at any given pace has been found to improve working memory and recall, according to a study from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
5. Exercise before work or during lunch: Set your alarm an hour early and kick start your metabolism with a morning gym session before work.
If you can’t peel yourself out of the sheets, find a studio nearby and head for a 30 minute workout during lunch.
The Australian Health Department advises adults to engage in anywhere from two and a half to five hours of moderate physical activity, or one hour and fifteen minutes to two and a half hours of vigorous activity, each week.
6. Go for a stroll after lunch: StartStanding.org suggests taking a walk shortly after eating to improve digestion.
7. Drink plenty of water: Dietary guidelines advise adults to drink between two and three litres of water each day – equivalent to roughly eight glasses.
Drinking plenty of water not only improves hydration, but also increases the number of bathroom breaks you’ll take.
Try walking to a bathroom on a floor above or below you, taking the stairs.
8. Avoid the lift: Take the stairs where possible. If you work tens of floors above ground, start by taking five flights and build up gradually.
9. Invest in a fitness tracker: Wearing a FitBit or similar movement tracker gives instant access to calories consumed and burned, steps taken and other important bodily functions like sleep quality and heart rate.
The experts found links to death and depression, while sitting for prolonged periods has also been linked to an increased risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Scientists say even regular doses of exercise fail to offset the damage, but there’s one activity now proven to combat sitting-related disease: standing.
A 2010 study of 9,000 Australians found that for each additional hour of television a person sat and watched per day, their risk of dying prematurely rose by 11 percent.
Research from the two Australian universities found that women who sat for more than seven hours a day had a 47 percent higher risk of displaying depressive symptoms than those who sat for four hours or less.
Women who did no physical activity were 99 percent more likely to develop depressive symptoms than women who engaged in moderate exercise each day, the research also showed.
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