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Does it pay to invest in Steppie?

 

Every day

 

people in Denmark live with lower back pain
Every year Lower back pain cost DKK

million as a result of lost production

 

Every day

 

people in Denmark live with neckpain pain
Every year Lower neck pain cost DKK

million as a result of lost production

ROI assessment of Steppie

 

When assessing the ROI on investments, you need the right facts at your disposal.

Steppie is a balance board that makes it possible to fully exploit the health benefits of working standing up compared to sitting down.

Most companies have already invested in height-adjustable desks for all employees.

However, very few desks are used for standing up at to any significant degree.

Steppie is the ‘missing link’ that can increase the ROI on the expensive investments in office furniture.

 

There are significant financial and human benefits in having healthy and active employees.

To clarify the precise ROI when investing in Steppie, it is necessary to consider the following facts:

  1. A Steppie enables you to stand for longer periods of time – because Steppie encourages movement, and it is less tiring to stand dynamically than statically.
  2. Movement improves blood circulation and thus the circulation of oxygen, which benefits the body and brain.
  3. Movement increases focus, concentration and awareness on account of the improved circulation. Thus, the individual employee’s productivity is improved.
  4. Standing up promotes a natural posture, which results in fewer back and neck pains; see the latest figures from the Work Environment Information Centre in the fact box below.
  5. Steppie activates your sense of balance and thus trains your core musculature (the innermost deep muscles that support and balance the spine).
  6. Training your balance activates and strengthens the muscles in your foot joints, knees and hips. This increases the production of synovial fluid between the articular cartilage in the joint capsules, which is a key factor in preventing osteoarthritis, an increasingly widespread disease .
  7. The movements activate the body to such an extent that your metabolic rate increases by approx. 35%. This leads to weight loss after a period, and prevents lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  8. The small, constant movements – which are also known as the NEAT factor, non-exercise activity thermogenesis – are explained on the Steppie website, which also has documentation supporting the above. See more about sendentarism

 

FACT BOX

Lower back pain:

  • 880,000 Danes suffer from lower back pain.
  • Each year, lower back pain causes 880 people to take early retirement. This corresponds to 6% of all new cases. Each year, working people with lower back pain have 5.5 million more days off work due to illness than working people without lower back pain.
  • This corresponds to 20% of all sickness absence.
  • Every year, lower back pain costs DKK 4,840 million as a result of lost production.

Neck pain:

  • In Denmark, which has a population of 5 million, 200,000 men and 370,000 women live with neck pain.
  • Each year, neck pain causes 230 people to take early retirement.

Each year, working people with neck pain have 4.5 million more days off work due to illness than working people without neck pain.

  • This corresponds to 16% of all sickness absence.
  • Every year, treatment costs for neck pain amount to DKK 920 million. • Every year, lower back pain costs DKK 2,030 million as a result of lost production.

 

Source: Sygdomsbyrden i Danmark 2015 (The Danish Disease Burden 2015)

ROI calculator from just stand.org/Ergotron: here

Lower back pain causes

%

of all sickness absence in Denmark
Working people with lower back pain have

million more days off work due to illness than people without lower back pain
Neck pain  pain causes

%

of all sickness absence in Denmark
Working people with neck pain  have

million more days off work due to illness than people without neck pain