A standing desk can make a significant difference in your life. When you sit too much, it can affect your health adversely. Many people work in offices, and during this pandemic, many people are working from home. With that in mind, it means that people have more sedentary lifestyles. A standing desk can motivate you to get up and move. Allow us to elaborate on some more of the benefits of standing desks.
A Standing Desk Combats Weight Gain
Nothing beats at least 30 minutes of exercise 3-5 times a week. However, choosing to stand versus sit can help you quite a lot. You can burn at least 100 calories (or more!) per hour by spending the equivalent amount of time standing versus sitting. That boils down to burning at least an extra 1,000 calories a week! As you know, the more calories you burn, the more weight you lose.
A Standing Desk May Lessen Back Pain
Back pain is among the top complaints that office workers have. A sit-stand desk helps to reduce not only back pain but neck strain as well. Standing desks are beneficial because you don’t have to lose focus. If your back is aching and it’s time to get up, you can continue to type, burn calories, and give your back a well-deserved break.
More Movement Equals a Better Mood
When you sit all day, it can leave you feeling uninspired. The brain needs oxygen and blood flow, which happens when you move. If you want to switch up the monotony of sitting down all day, a standing desk gives you a break. Moving around can have an overall positive impact on your wellbeing.
Standing Won’t Have a Negative Impact on How Fast You Type
Okay, so here comes the logistics of it all. You’re probably wondering if you can even stand and type as fast as you usually do. Absolutely. The new orientation may take some time to get used to, but research shows that using a standing desk for at least four hours did not affect typing errors or characters typed per minute.
Take a Stand Today
If you feel as if a sit-stand desk may be right up your alley, you’re in luck! Our standing desks are on sale this week. Reach out to Mark Downs Office Furniture today to take advantage of our continuously falling prices.
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