Why Stand?


6100 electric desk liftImprove Your Day with a Standing Desk

Imagine how good you’ll feel when you have the opportunity to move throughout the day, rather than sitting for hours on end. While many people get a chance to get away from the desk each day, the reality is that deadlines often consume our work schedules. Now you can improve your day by moving without leaving your desk or work responsibilities. This is one of many standing desk health benefits.

Imagine Yourself Experiencing These Top Standing Desk Benefits

Lower Your Risks: Poor circulation, weight gain, blood sugar levels, and other health issues from prolonged sedentary time are addressed with an elevated desk. Everyone is different, and our health is our own. Standing desks provide an opportunity for each person to address his or her own needs and health goals by improving circulation with movement, burning calories, and increasing movement throughout the day offer health benefits of standing.

“I have been using the TaskMate (standing desk) for a few weeks now, and I have noticed that I don’t get as cold.  When I used to sit, my hands would always be freezing this time of year!” ~ Lisa F.

Get Energized: Improve your mood, increase your energy, fight fatigue, and lower your stress when you have the option of moving and standing anytime during the day when you feel you need a change.

“I have really been enjoying my TaskMate standing desk!  What a difference it makes to stand instead of sitting all day.  I feel much more alert, with no afternoon yawns!” ~James F.

Feel Amazing:  People report many health benefits of a standing desk, including

  • lowering back pain
  • using different muscles
  • feeling good about higher productivity
  • burning calories

“…If I feel I need to sit, I can easily lower my standing desk with the simple push of the button – mixing it up a bit makes it all the better!” ~Dave W.

For many years people have worked at the traditional static desk with very limited opportunities to move throughout the work day. Today’s work force is spending more time working at a desk with a computer and there’s plenty of supporting research and data about stand up desk benefits that we have listed below:


Ergonomics of the Workplace

Ergonomics OSHA

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

International Ergonomics Association

Association of Canadian Ergonomics

Published Studies

The obesity epidemic is attributed in part to reduced physical activity. Evidence supports that the health benefits of standing, regardless of activity, may improve the metabolic consequences of obesity.

A sedentary lifestyle (ie: undertaking none or insufficient amounts of health-enhancing physical activity) is considered to be a major contributor to adverse health outcomes such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Sitting time and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Research suggests that sedentary behavior may increase the risk of some chronic diseases. The aims of the study were to examine whether sedentary work is associated with colorectal cancer and to determine whether the association differs by subsite.

Physical inactivity has become a major public health concern because it is the second leading single cause of death in the United States, trailing only tobacco use. Physical inactivity is also associated with increased risk of morbidity or worsening of many chronic diseases and health conditions.

Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome. A national study shows that women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, resulting in greater odds of developing metabolic syndrome – a risky and increasingly prevalent condition related to obesity.

White Papers

Three out of Four Full-Time Employees of Large Companies Wish They Didn’t Spend Most of Their Working Hours Sitting

News Media

Sitting All Day: Worse For You Than You Might Think


Sitting on an Early Grave

Are You Sitting Down?

Reports offer convincing reasons why sitting is the new smoking. A recent report has estimated that about one-third of adults worldwide are not doing enough physical activity – causing just as many deaths as smoking, BBC News reported.