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.
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