There is evidence of implementations dating back over a century, but height-adjustable sit-stand desks as we now know them have been available from Scandinavian manufacturers for about 20 years. Sit-Stand desks are becoming more popular, both in work and office environments as well as in a household.
Here are some examples of how sit-stand desks can benefit you!
- Increase Your Productivity
Standing up is believed to help increase productivity, emotion and motivation. This means that by standing up you should feel more alert, which in the end helps you stay focused on the tasks you are working on.
- Improves Posture
Even in a Task Chair with the best support we can all be subject to slouching! The sit-stand desk improves your posture as you are no longer hunched over a desk. It’s also a lot easier to stretch and flex your muscles and joints whilst stood, increasing circulation.
- Standing up burns more calories!
Standing alone can burn more calories than sitting down. A study by the BBC found that standing for an hour; you can burn an extra 50 calories. Based on this study; standing for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, over the course of a year, you can burn an additional 30,000 calories!
- Beat the Zzzz’s
Standing is believed give an increased amount of energy which will help you stay perkier at work throughout the day. Sitting down can become to comfortable, and make you feel tired. Whilst standing is more active and keeps you alert!
- Health Benefits
Studies have advised that those who sit all day at work, live for two years less than those who have an active life. The importance of standing and moving during the day is hugely important, especially if it’s teamed up with sitting down in front of the TV in the evenings.
After seeing these points, your organisation shouldn’t be running out the door to get all of their colleagues a sit-stand desk, but the option to have one should definitely be on the cards. For additional information be sure to click the link provided by the BBC to find out more – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24532996
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