- Benefits of a Standing Desk
Standing and moving more at work can reduce back pain, boost metabolism, and increase the probability of a pain-free working day.
Being pain-free makes for a more productive workday. With a good standing desk solution, you get more done and feel better.
The Health Benefits of a Standing Desk
In the UK we spend an average of up to 12 hours a day sitting.
You might think this doesn’t apply to you or you may sit even longer, however, most of us sit more than we should. You can calculate the time you spend sitting at getting Britain Standing.
On average we spend more than 85% of our time in the office sitting down. In Scandinavia they’ve realised the positive affects sit-stand desks offer – 80% of office workers are using them.
In Denmark, it is expected for an employer to offer sit-stand desks. Although most would agree that adjusting between sitting and standing would benefit most of us, only 1% in the UK have access to height-adjustable desks.
Lower Your Risk of Disease
A sedentary, physically inactive lifestyle is the fourth leading cause of mortality worldwide. Standing has been linked to lower rates of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.
Improve Your Mood
Those who sit for more than six hours per day show more signs of psychological distress than those who sit less. Standing at your desk has been shown to improve your mood and reduce depression, fatigue, and tension.
Harness Joint & Muscle Movement
The musculoskeletal movement required to consistently transition from sitting to standing counteracts the health repercussions of the modern workday routine.
Boost Your Productivity
Standing at your desk has been shown to raise productivity by up to 45%.
Double Your Energy
Within minutes of standing and walking, a person’s energy expenditure doubles.
Improve Mental Focus
Moving enhances the creation of new brain cells, improving critical thinking and focus.
Lose almost six pounds a year by standing instead of sitting for six hours a day.