Standing Desks vs. Treadmill Desks

standing desk vs treadmill desk - HealthPosturesDecided to ditch your traditional office set-up? You’re not alone. As awareness of physical conditions related to sedentary lifestyles increases, more Americans are choosing to add physical activity to their day via a standing or treadmill desk. While either option can provide health benefits, there are several factors to consider when choosing the right desk for you. 


Walk the Walk – Treadmill Desks

Treadmill desks have been increasing in popularity over the last few years. The idea of being able to stay active at a full-time desk job is incredibly appealing to office workers, who may otherwise sit for over 6 hours a day. If you’re unable to leave your desk for a lunchtime stroll, a treadmill desk allows you to stretch your legs while continuing your work. After all, even a short burst of daily physical activity can prevent type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. However, a treadmill desk could have you over-stressing your joints and muscles with too much movement. 


Standing Room Only – Standing Desks

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Adjustable standing desks have also become a common choice for office bound workers. While treadmill desks offer the opportunity to exercise, it can be difficult to walk continuously for a full 8-hour workday. Standing desks are ideal for longer stretches of time. However, not all standing desks are created equal. Many people slouch or hunch over when they stand, which will only worsen muscle stiffness and pain. An ergonomic standing desk chair like the HealthPostures Stance Angle Chair gives customers the option to adjust their position throughout the day, providing the necessary structure to properly support their bodies while also reducing their time spent sitting. The benefits of standing desks can include improved circulation, stabilized blood sugar levels, and the prevention of weight gain. 


Contact HealthPostures Today!

Our team would love to help you determine the best option for your working lifestyle. For more information on the HealthPostures line of ergonomic sit-stand desks or to find a standing desk dealer near you, call 1(800)277-1841 or fill out our quick contact form here.