Do you sit all day at work, feeling uncomfortable and lazy? With the new sit-stand desk you can choose to sit or stand whenever it suits you. By standing and working, you do not have to fear leaving your desk to be able to stretch, you can flex your muscles and work at the same time!
Standing provides many health benefits that can now be achieved in the office through sit-stand desks. Those who sit all day have an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and weight gain.
Do not waste any more time with your non-adjustable desk, start ordering from a range of sit-stand desks to benefit the health, energy and productivity of your employees.
Here are 4 benefits of using a sit-stand desk:
- Standing reduces back pain
Anyone who has ever worked in an office will be the first to tell you that back pain comes with the job. Sitting all day can negatively affect posture; sitting puts added pressure on the spine and sitting incorrectly while looking at a computer screen is a common error in offices.
Standing allows you to expand your spine and enables back disks to freely move which allows them to absorb blood and nutrients.
Chris Kolba, a sports medicine physical therapist at Ohio State University recommends standing for as long as you can until you get tired.
- Standing lowers chances of weight gain
It is no secret that sitting all day will cause weight gain. Although, you might be thinking that standing wont combat weight gain since you are not moving like you would during exercise. However, standing is still more beneficial than sitting all day.
While standing, the muscles in your back and legs are working in order to give you support. When standing, you burn more calories than sitting, adding up to around an extra 50 calories per hour depending on your weight. It might not seem like much, but if you stand for three hours a day for five days that around 750 calories burnt.
Also, sitting down after eating lunch can slow down digestion. Bad digestion can result in cramping, bloating and constipation. Nobody wants to feel uncomfortable while at work, so after you finish that sandwich, stand for a couple of hours to allow your body to digest your food and make the second part of the day more comfortable.
- Standing increases productivity
Standing is more likely to reduce stress and fatigue compared to sitting all day. Therefore, energy levels are also likely to increase, meaning greater chances of productivity.
Also, the overall mood of an individual is more likely to improve throughout the day when standing, rather than declining towards their finishing hour after sitting for eight hours.
Having the flexibility to sit or stand allows individuals to be in control of their own working habits. For instance, for an employee who is feeling tired and unmotivated, just changing their position to standing allows them to take a break from their static posture and can help them feel more energized.
- High range of sit-stand desks to suit all
There are many different sit-stand desks that can be found to fit your specific needs. For instance, Yo-Yo Desk GO2 allows a double fix monitor screen for ergonomic positioning and comfort or if you just wanted a sit-stand desk for a single screen, there is the Yo-Yo Desk Mini that is applicable for workstations with single monitors or smaller desks. Whether you want to manually or electrically change the height of your desk, there is an offer for everyone.
Sit-stand desks come in a variety of colours, including black, white, beech, maple, dark grey and more. From choosing the right colour to the right height, sit-stand are able to provide you with the best possible sit-stand desk.