You may have learned from the news headlines about why sitting is bad for your health. According to a new study, sitting down all day just could be one of the worst things you can do for your well-being. Nevertheless, adjustable height desks help to stop this behavior.
Benefits Of Adjustable Height Desks
1. Increased Physical Activity
Adjustable standing desks help you burn more calories during the day. Research has learned that standing while working could burn an extra 200 calories per 8 hour day with an adjustable standing desk, perhaps even more, if you listen to music and dance in place while working. The longer you move while you stand, the more calories you’re going to burn.
Another benefit is that you walk more when using an adjustable standing desk. For example, when you needed a quick break while using a sitting desk, most people continue to sit and read a website for a few minutes. Now when I need a break, you can walk around the office or do a few quick yoga poses. Since you are already standing, the effort needed to move about is minimal.
2. Increased Focus
When moving to a standing desk, it’s easier for employees to focus on work assignments. Staff will have more energy throughout the day, and there my mind strays less when standing. Employees that are using standing desks say the same thing: They focus better when they’re moving all day.
Cubicle Office Furniture Store (COFS) also anticipates the costs of adjustable height desks to continue to go down over the next few years. As with all forms of new technology, costs are initially high, then start to steadily decrease and supply begins to equal demand. It won’t be very long at all before even the smallest of small companies can easily afford these unique workstations even on a shoestring budget.
Drawbacks Of Adjustable Standing Desk
You may become really tired when you first make the transition to a standing desk. When you first make the switch, you will get tired after a few hours; your body just wasn’t used to standing all day. This is why it’s essential to go slow – if you make the change, start by standing an hour and then sitting an hour, and then go back to standing. If you change slowly, your body will become strong enough to stand for most of the day.
You may also find that your back hurts or your feet ache after a few hours. You can defeat this, again, by switching slowly to standing for more extended periods. You should also wear comfortable shoes, and stand on a mat if your desk is on a hard floor.
3. Varicose Veins
Human Factors and Ergonomics Researchers At Columbia University concluded that standing all day raises the risks of carotid atherosclerosis (a degenerative disease of the arteries) and varicose veins.
Like common things in life, taking a “middle road” is best. While it’s not good to sit all day, it’s not healthy to stand all day either. Getting a balance between the two is your best bet.
COFS is already on the cutting edge of this affordability curve, offering adjustable desks and tables at prices few can equal, and at a level of quality, even fewer can approach.
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