With a rise in working from home, many workers and employers have become well aware of the importance of correct office equipment and well-being at work. The benefits of moving more whilst working are often discussed and highlighted, but can a desk really benefit your health? In our opinion, yes!
Sitting for long periods can have a negative impact on your health. Office-based workers, in particular, are often sitting for long periods with limited movement required to complete their duties. Research has identified sedentary sitting as a contributing factor for many health concerns, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and even early death. Many of the dangers of prolonged sitting are explained on the NHS website.
Height adjustable sit-stand desks are a great way to encourage movement, exercise and correct posture when working. They can have both short term and long term benefits for users, including improvements to our health and any back pain issues. It’s recommended that when working at a desk, you spend no longer than 1 hour seated, with an ideal time being 40 minutes before incorporating a form of movement or exercise. Being able to switch between a seated and standing position with a sit-stand desk can reduce physical stress and help relieve symptoms.
If you’re not convinced about the benefits, we have listed below a few reasons why so many people now include a sit-stand desk as the centrepiece of their workspace.