The Health Benefits of Using a Standing Desk at Work

Centuries ago, it was the norm to work standing up because it was a symbol of productivity and a good work ethic but, as time has gone on, more and more office workers have taken to sitting slouched over their screens. Today, the standing desk has become fashionable once more and modern variants are quickly finding their way into offices across the country.

 

Standing up at work is more than a just a trend, it is also a healthier option.

 

Many everyday workers would probably not view their lifestyle as sedentary but if you are sitting at your desk for long hours then this is the case and you are putting your health at risk. Sitting at your desk for prolonged periods can decrease the efficiency of fat burning enzymes, decrease your circulation and increase the chance of mental fatigue. These effects can lead to a poor performance at work, such as low concentration and productivity, but it can also cause more serious problems like heart disease, cholesterol, back or neck pain and thrombosis.

 

By fitting a modern, ergonomic standing desk in your office, you can help decrease the chances of developing these problems. These simple desks are designed to hold your monitor and keyboard, or your laptop, at an angle and height that ensures you can stand and work comfortably. As you do so, you should quickly notice that you feel less tired and more productive and you could even relieve your back pain problems and loose weight by burning more calories. The height of these desks is easily adjustable, often electronically, and they can come with a range of useful accessories.

A standing desk could be the simple solution to your work-related health problems.

 

Because these products are becoming such a fashionable addition to office decor, standing desks can now be found in a vast selection of styles and purposes for a wide range of budgets. Models with treadmills that cost thousands of dollars may be taking the trend a little too far but there is certainly a beneficial desk out there to help you say goodbye to your sedentary lifestyle and get healthier.

 

For more information on standing workstation benefits or to view our complete line of sit stand ergonomic office products, please check out our website at www.healthpostures.com.

Comments

  1. I think its more than just the health benefits. Standing desks can also have a large part to play in improving communication between staff as well as increasing collaboration. This can have a benefit in terms of productivity and profitability for businesses. Not only that, but they can enhance the mood and feel of the office leading to higher staff morale.

  2. gaius gracchus says:

    Standing all day can also be problematic. That is why we went with a treadmill desk. Makes all the difference in the world! We do alternate with some time sitting – it is maybe 50/50. But it feels really good to walk slowly while we work instead of just stand or sit. We forget we are walking we get so engrossed into our work on our computers.

    We got a new Multitable and we LOVE IT!!! We ordered the entire table from them, not just the base — they customized it for us, too. We checked out almost every standup desk on the market before settling on this one. They have a plethora of types of desks – something for everyone.

    Although they had models that fit over their own treadmills, we already had a high-end Precor treadmill at home. Note that most of the treadmills that come from the standup desk combos have no console in front to get in the way, but ours, just like a gym model, does. So we needed the table that goes up really high, plus we needed a more narrow table since we are further back on the treadmill due to the console. Plus, we just have small laptops so no need for a wider desk.

    They took their table from the treadmill combo and created a customized top for us. Also they were able to adjust the width.

    It fits perfectly! The inner width is 34″ between the legs, the tabletop is 36″ wide and 18″ deep. The height goes up to 54 inches!!!! Yayyyh! Finally we found one that fit our needs over our treadmill! (good luck finding one that tall, and, if you do, good luck getting the rest of these dimensions.)

    It was pretty easy to assemble, and putting things together is not my forte. We ordered the “left-handed” model, which is just having the crank on the left side, since our treadmill is up to the wall on the right side. We really appreciate a manual operation, although they certainly have electric models. I don’t want another thing to have to plug in, and it takes so little effort to crank it, why bother with electric.

    Their customer service is outstanding. Their prices are far, far better than any other desk of this quality, and especially compared to companies who are willing to customize for you.

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