Posture Perfect
Perfect posture

Posture Perfect

1 year ago 3

New consumer research from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) reveals that a perfect posture ranks highly on the attractiveness scale, with more than half (58%) stating that a good posture makes a potential partner more appealing.

Despite a perfect posture being high on the wish list for a perfect partner, almost a third (29%) of those people surveyed had been told they have bad posture.

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Back pain

Back pain soars among young people

1 year ago 2

Back pain is soaring among young people because they are sitting down for too long, according new to research by the British Chiropractic Association.

A sedentary lifestyle and a change in working habits – long periods spent sitting at computers – mean more people are complaining of spinal pain, particularly the young. The number 16 to 24-year-olds living with back or neck pain has risen to 45% in a year, compared to 28% of 18 to 24-year-olds the previous year.

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Dispatch begins

Dispatch begins!

1 year ago 1

It’s been a long haul, but at long last, chairs are starting to ship out of the warehouse and will reach end users over the next few weeks!

I spent three days with the team at the warehouse last week checking the chairs – readying them for dispatch and I’ll be up there again today – it’s 3.30 am and I’m just about to hit the road.

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On Your Feet Britain campaign

1 year ago 3

Office workers are being urged to move about more by new campaign, launched by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Get Britain Standing. The campaign is aimed at encouraging office staff to be more mobile at work.

Many people spend only half an hour on their feet in the office and fear being sedentary is damaging their health, according to a new survey carried out by the charities.

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Production update

1 year ago 2

Over the last few weeks we’ve been focused on dealing with some production and testing issues to mean we can get your chairs out to you and the first batches are finally arriving at our warehouses in the UK and US.

Being new to the whole experience, it’s been the most incredible last 2 years and a steep learning curve to say the least! I now know what a huge task and how expensive it is to put anything into mass production let alone making something that is this complicated and innovative…

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   If I sit for too long, it will actually remind me to get up and move, because a lot of doctors think sitting is the new cancer.   

Apple’s smartwatch has built-in activity reminders

2 years ago 0

As if any more proof were needed as to the health benefits of regularly standing up, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has pitched health as one of the key selling points for his company’s upcoming Apple Watch smartwatch, including its hourly reminders to owners to be more active.

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Production of the FreedMan Chair

More chairs are ready for shipping!

2 years ago 1

I got back from a mammoth three-week trip in China last weekend and it’s been a busy week getting things at this end sorted out.

Apologies for not updating you sooner, but I’ve been waiting to hear confirmation from the factory on the production and can now confirm that one container left for the UK last week, another for the UK will be loaded this Wednesday. The two containers for the US shipment have been…

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Sitting too much is bad for your health

How does sitting compare to being an astronaut?

2 years ago 1

How does sitting for an extended period compare to being an astronaut? Well this is one of the questions answered by this recent article from the UK’s National Health Service.

Many adults in the UK spend more than seven hours a day sitting or lying, and this typically increases with age to 10 hours or more.

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The FreedMan Chair – Mark IV

Final production

2 years ago 1

I’ve been busy getting sorted for our trip to China to oversee the final production of your chairs. The first batch of chairs arrive at the UK port on 16th of January (despite the ship crashing-seriously!), will be in customs for 5 days and then will be coming out to the first lucky people 2-4 days after that. So before the end of January.

The next batch should be ready for checking (by myself and Dean, our lead engineer) this Tuesday 13th Jan and hopefully ready for shipping Friday or Monday and will be at their destinations approximately 5 weeks after that.

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The first batch is on the boat!

2 years ago 0

That’s right we have chairs on their way to us in the UK! I know it seems like it’s taken an age (I certainly feel about ten years older…) but it’s a real landmark to finally have some consumer-ready chairs on their way. This is a small batch of 150 and they were sent to the port a week ago. Since then we’ve cleared the decks at our production line, had many discussions over improving production and quality-checking processes, updated work instructions, etc, etc. We are now continuing with the follow-on production.

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