Did you know that standing for 15 minutes per hour can have a dramatic impact on your overall health and wellbeing?
There are so many Height Adjustable Desk options available as more people start to put their wellness first when it comes to the workday. This of course is a fantastic direction to see the workforce heading as nothing is more important than your health. There are even options for those short on space.
Ergonomic Experts recommend that we spend 20% of our day standing. It can be difficult to break the habit of sitting while we work but once you start using a Height Adjustable Desk you’ll find it hard to go back to a sedentary position all day.
Lower your risk of heart disease weight gain and obesity
Weight gain is ultimately caused by taking in more calories than you burn, exercise is the most effective way to burn calories quickly, but simply choosing to stand instead of sitting can also be beneficial.
In fact, when compared to an afternoon of sedentary (sitting) work, an equal amount of time spent using Height Adjustable Desks has been shown to burn over 170 additional calories. That’s almost 1000 extra calories burned each week from simply changing your work style and standing for portions of the work day.
This caloric difference could be one of the reasons why sitting longer is so strongly linked to obesity and metabolic disease.
Scientists have developed a much greater understanding of the effects of sitting on heart health, with prolonged sedentary time thought to increase the risk of heart disease by up to 147%. Undoing the damage of a sedentary workday would require over an hour of intense gym work in order to see benefits.
There is no doubt that spending more time on your feet is beneficial for heart health.
Less Sick Days, Increased Energy and More Productive Staff
If you don’t have the flexibility or the time to get away from your workstations every hour then you will benefit tremendously by using a height adjustable desk that allows you to break from your sedentary posture without leaving the work area. Companies that invest in height adjustable desks are taking the first steps in prevention as a sit stand desk will reduce employee discomfort and injuries.
In many circumstances, the combination of increased productivity, along with the savings on workers’ compensation expenses alone are enough to offset the investment in adjustable desks. Workstations that are ergonomically designed may also reduce or eliminate sources of work related stress.
Standing Desks Appear to Reduce Back Pain
Back pain is the most common complaints of office workers in Ireland who sit all day. To determine if standing desks could improve this, several studies have been done on employees with long-term back pain. Participants have reported up to a 32% improvement in lower back pain after several weeks of using standing desks.
The removal of the sit-stand desks reversed some of those improvements within a 2-week period. It is recommended that you combine sitting on an ergonomic chair with daily intervals of standing in order to get the most of a standing desk. Too much of one will have a negative impact on health therefore it is important to changing between sitting and standing throughout the day.
Seamlessly transforms any fixed-height desk into an active one, promoting collaboration and well-being in the workplace with the Humanscale QuickStand or the QuickStand Lite. With weightless operation and a plug-and-play cable management system, QuickStand neatly attaches to the back of any work surface, placing the screen and keyboard in an ergonomically correct position for the user. With the ability to move with or independently of the screen, QuickStand’s lightweight platform allows the desk to adapt to the user’s changing comfort demands.
Unlike other height adjustable solutions on the market, QuickStand can effortlessly be moved from one work surface to another. Its minimalist aesthetic complements any office environment and supports a variety of hardware. An adjustable keyboard and monitor arm platform provides exceptional stability while typing. An innovative counterbalance mechanism enables users to transition from sitting to standing positions with ease and encourages more movement – creating a truly active workspace.
Height adjustable desk
Height adjustable desks (or sit stand desks) allow workers to shift easily from sedentary position to a standing one. They are proven to be healthier, more comfortable and productive workspace settings for those who use them. With improvements to staff health and wellbeing the employer gets more productive staff and the employee a happier and healthier workplace.
The benefits are clear but its something you really have to experience in order to believe. Changing your work behaviour can add years to your life, lead to a happier workplace and even make you more productive. Where possible we highly recommend you give it a go and invest in your staff wellbeing.
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