yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Windows Azure
Why VDI?
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
When you get off your tush, things happen

TUALATIN, Ore., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Even before "sitting disease" became such a hot topic, people looked for ways to offset the long hours spent in front of their computer.  Some highly motivated folks visited the gym before or after their work day.  Others took a walk during their lunch hour.  Most commonly though, people just worked out the kinks on their way to the break room to refill their coffee cup. 

(Photo: )

Work styles are evolving as people and companies learn more about the benefits of moving.  And companies are taking advantage of this mind shift.  Anthro Corporation, whose reputation is based on making desks that fit the way people work and exceed customers' expectations, is excited about the changes in the workplace.

"Humans were not designed to sit all day. The body is meant to move," says Shoaib Tareen, president and co-founder of Anthro.  Anthro's been designing sit/stand desk for decades based on this theory.  They have an entire collection of electric height-adjustable desks from the new Elevate® II to the award-winning Steve's Station® that encourage a healthy balance of sitting and standing.

"Incorporating movement into day-to-day tasks has been a part of Anthro's corporate culture for many years.  We call it MoveMore™," comments Cathy Filgas, vice-president and Anthro co-founder.  "MoveMore encompasses more than just height-adjustable desks.  It's about creating a work culture that encourages movement." 

One of the perks of working at Anthro is gaining firsthand experience of company products.  New employees get to choose a sit/stand desk.  "I remember when I saw a new employee hunched over their work.  I showed them that they just need to push a button to raise their desk to a comfortable sitting position.  Then they discovered the desk went all the way up to standing height.  They were so pleased!" recalls Cathy. 

Consciously taking time to move about during the work day seems contrary to productivity.  Yet standing periodically to work on the computer, taking short breaks to stretch, and changing positions has been proven to boost alertness and be part of a healthy lifestyle. 

Other ways to add more movement into your daily routine include:

  1. Don't save yourself a trip.  Rather than filling up your water bottle and coffee mug at the same time, choose one.  Then refill the other in an hour or two which gives you the opportunity to get up and walk a little. 
  2. Set reminders.  Sign up for an online tool to be reminded throughout the work day to move and stretch.  Applications such as FitBolt are free and include instructions and pictures for each exercise. 
  3. Walk the talk.  Rather than gathering in a conference room for a meeting, take the discussion outside and get some fresh air while stretching those muscles.  Or simply schedule a "huddle" meeting where everyone remains standing.
  4. And most importantly, swap a fixed-height desk for an adjustable version.  With the ability to raise and lower your work surface a person is more likely to incorporate ergonomic principles and adjust their posture throughout the workday.

To learn more about height-adjustable desks and incorporating movement into the work day, see Anthro's MoveMore solutions at Macworld 2013 (Booth #402) from January 31February 2 in San Francisco, CA.  Updates and articles on sit/stand will be posted during the year on

SOURCE Anthro Corporation

About PR Newswire
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness....
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance acros...
Manufacturing has widely adopted standardized and automated processes to create designs, build them, and maintain them through their life cycle. However, many modern manufacturing systems go beyond mechanized workflows to introduce empowered workers, flexible collaboration, and r...
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VividCortex, the monitoring solution for the modern data system, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The database is the hear...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers