Many ergonomics experts agree that sit-stand desks which allow users to switch between sitting and standing offer less discomfort for users, increase productivity, and are even preferred by users across the globe. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time is actually horrible for your health, even if you are otherwise active. Even a regular gym routine cannot protect you from the ill effects of prolonged sitting, if you spend most of your day in an office chair. Here are some of the main benefits of utilizing sit-stand desks in your office design.
Postural Variation Is Key To Health
Inherently sitting or standing is not bad for you. The problem is when you only do one for extended periods of time. In fact, maintaining only one posture to repeatedly can lead to musculoskeletal discomfort and all sorts of health issues. Movement variation is key to maintaining health, and this is impossible to achieve while only sitting at a classic type of desk. Sit-stand desks provide the opportunity for postural variation. They allow you the opportunity to stretch and relieve pressure on your lower back, legs, and posterior.
The fact of the matter is, when you are low energy, in pain, and suffering numerous health complications, your spirits and attention span are low. Staying healthy and happy will not only improve your work performance, but your overall quality of life drastically. Your health is key to your happiness and sit-stand desks help to protect it.
Provides Breaks Without Breaks
As technology advances, more and more jobs involve working at a computer daily. While it’s recommended that those in these positions take frequent breaks for their health, it is not always possible to get up and walk around frequently throughout a jam packed work day. Sit-stand desks allow you to give your body the break it needs, while finishing the work you have to finish.
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