Desks & Furniture
Our bodies weren't designed to be in a seated position for prolonged periods of time, yet our jobs demand us to be at a desk. Since a desk is necessary, Ergoport recommends using a height adjustable desk. Height adjustable desks also have several health benefits for individuals with bad backs, musculoskeletal and upper limb issues.
Height Adjustable Desks
Height adjustable desks and retrofit or sit-stand workstations are being introduced into companies all around the world to get people standing more at work.
Research suggests that sitting all day is bad for your health and if you're like most people, you probably spend too much time sitting, whether at the office or at home. Our current culture leads us into an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. We should spend more time standing, walking, and generally moving around. Even if you exercise, the health benefits may be damaged by sitting for prolonged periods of time. Our bodies weren't designed to be in a seated position for prolonged periods of time, yet our jobs demand us to be at a desk. Since a desk is necessary Ergoport recommends using a height adjustable desk.
Health Benefits to Standing Desks
Studies show health benefits of adjustable height desks include:
- A reduction in musculoskeletal pain
- Lessening of fatigue, confusion, and tension
- Improved energy, focus, productivity, collaboration, and creativity
- Reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and depression
- Increased calorie burn while standing
Height adjustable desks also have several health benefits for individuals with bad backs, musculoskeletal and upper limb issues. Standing desks help promote good posture and take you out of that long slouch position which many people can find themselves in while sitting.
More and more studies are showing that sedentary behaviour is a main cause in unhealthy work lifestyles. Standing at work for 10-20 minutes every half an hour can help improve your health. Standing all day can cause problems too, so sitting to relieve tiredness of standing is also recommended. A mix of both sitting and standing along with stretching every 30 minutes is what experts recommend to keep you healthy at work.
We have a number of workplace solutions to get you sitting less and standing more. Ergotron's sit-stand workstations attach to your existing desk and transform from sitting to standing in seconds. Alternatively, if you want to overhaul your current get-up and install electronic, we have that option as well.
We cater for a diverse range of desking situations to ensure you’re engaging in an ergonomically healthy workplace!
If you need help finding the right desk for you or wondering whether a Sit-Stand Desk solution is best, have a look at our Height adjustable desk product guide.
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