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The Benefits of Sit-Stand Desks

Are standing desks good for you, and what are their health benefits?

The benefits of standing desks and sit-stand working include being able to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day, increased levels of energy, focus, concentration and productivity, as well as improvements in posture and calorie burning.

The Benefits of Standing Desks

Good for your body

Health experts, scientists, researchers and medical professionals are all in agreement that working at an electric height-adjustable desk is good for the body. Compared to sitting down, standing while you work engages some of the body’s largest muscles and opens up the chest, elongating the spinal column and reducing strain on the back muscles.

Sit Stand Desk Benefits Include:

  • The ability to focus and concentrate more effectively

  • A greater level of energy
  • Feeling more actively engaged in work
  • Fewer aches and pains as a result of being more active

Research shows:

  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers
  • Increased blood flow
  • Improved posture
  • Increased calorie burning
The Benefits of Standing Desks

Say goodbye to feeling sedentary

Feed your brain

Research into this area is ongoing, but recent studies have shown that sit-stand and active working increases blood and oxygen flow to the brain. This may go some way to explain the increase in productivity and concentration, and also the improvements in the way that we feel, in keeping our energy levels high.

Improving your posture

Standing makes you more aware of your body and your overall posture. It also makes it easier to correct bad habits that build up over a lifetime of sitting – through movement, exercise and stretching. It’s not just a recommendation by health professionals for those with back pain either, as we all need to be doing it! Everyone everywhere, whether young or old, will benefit by making the change to this healthier way of working, and we can all enjoy the advantages of sit-stand working.

Better overall health

Anything that gets you standing, moving and being more active in the workplace can help to reduce the risk of obesity. The risks of being too sedentary include increased cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Too much sitting also contributes towards feelings of lethargy and fatigue, and can lead to mental health issues.

We do it 20,000 times a day!

Most of us never give breathing a second thought. However, the way that you draw breath can affect both your physical and mental well-being. Standing at your desk as you work can make you much more aware of your breathing, and if you incorporate mindfulness into your daily practice, you’ll soon see the benefits to your overall health and well-being, not to mention your productivity, concentration and energy levels.

The Benefits of Standing Desks

Sit-Stand Desks

We offer top-quality sit-stand desks to suit all sorts of needs, to promote a better you.

Our Sit-Stand Range

We offer a range of sit stand desk options for the home and office. All adjustable desks feature the market leading Skyflo frame with Danish made LINAK actuators.

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SISU (Solid Wood)

Take a look at our SISU range of adjustable standing desks with solid wood desktops. Walnut, oak, ash and reclaimed wood. Customised sizes are also available.

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FIKA (Laminate)

Laminate desks also feature the SKYFLO frame. Laminated birch plywood tops with rounded corners in white, black and grey for the home and office.

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Quadro Range

The Quadro range consists of c-frame sit stand desks, and left and right hand corner desks. Desktop options include laminate and veneer finishes.

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Sit, stand and more movement – active working benefits include increased levels of energy, focus and concentration as well as improvements in posture and calorie burning.

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