Upstanding Designs Blog

Top 4 Breakfasts for Workdays

There have been countless studies on the benefits of eating breakfast. Eating in the morning jumpstarts metabolism, provides the body with fuel to begin the day, and significantly reduces the chances of reaching for an unhealthy snack or a fourth cup of coffee mid-morning. Here are four of the best breakfasts to choose before heading into the office.


1) Oatmeal


Oatmeal is a whole grain, and whole grains are very low on the glycemic index and chock full of fiber. That means that this breakfast will keep you fuller for longer, plus it won’t spike your...

5 Snacks to Boost Productivity

When 3:00 p.m. hits, we often find ourselves raiding the vending machine for chips, cookies, and candy bars. Unfortunately, the treats we crave aren’t doing much for our focus, creativity, and ability to finish out the day in a productive fashion. So instead of relying on the vending machine, try bringing one of these five snacks from home to help boost your productivity.


1) Berries 


Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are some of the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world. The combination of antioxidants in these sweet bites improves memory and recall ability. They also protect against...

Research Update: Curb Sitting Time and Extend Lifespan!

Groundbreaking research recently published in the British Medical Journal has discovered a link between time spent sitting and lifespan. The study suggests that reducing sedentary activity increases the length of telomeres, the DNA sequences that sit on the ends of chromosomes and prevent them from fraying, clumping, or scrambling the genetic information they contain (just like the plastic bits on the ends of shoelaces). The chances of the DNA strands fraying increases with age, but the longer the telomeres, the longer they will be able to protect the genetic code.


Look Who's Talking About Us!

Did you miss the front-page feature on Upstanding Designs in the Georgetown Record? Click on the link below to learn more about the founders and their inspiration, as well as get a behind-the-scenes look at how the desks are made.

Mass Innovations Nights 66 - Vote for Us to Present!

We are very excited to be participating in the 66th Mass Innovations Night on September 10 at the Tradecenter 128 in Woburn, MA! There will be 10 companies launching new and innovative products, but only 4 will have the opportunity to present! For more information on the event, and to vote for Upstanding Designs to present, head over the website below, click VOTE, then select The Metropolitan (our home and small office desk).


The event is free to attend, so don't hesitate to stop by, say hello, learn a little bit...