Sitting at your desk all day is bad for your health. ‘Sitting is the new smoking’ is a much heard term these days. You have an increased risk of diabetes, heart failure and even lower life expectancy. Also, sitting for a long time is bad for your condition. Studies prove that weight gain and even obesity can occur as a result of too much sitting still for years. Fortunately, the electric height adjustable desk (sit-stand desk) is becoming increasingly popular among office workers.
The positive effects of a sit-stand desk
People are made to move and not to sit still for long periods of time. Exercise is necessary for a good blood circulation of our body and to reduce muscle fatigue. According to recent research, people need to move at least five minutes per hour. An electric adjustable desk can be turned into a standing desk at the push of a button and therefore offers many advantages. We list the benefits.
An electric height adjustable desk in the standing position stimulates the exercise needed to improve blood circulation and bring oxygen to the brain. This increases our energy and concentration level and sometimes even leads to 45% more productivity.
People who sit more than six hours a day show more signs of mental health problems than people who sit less. Standing at your desk has been shown to improve your mood and reduce depression, fatigue and tension.
You could lose almost 3 kilos a year by working standing instead of sitting six hours a day. Standing burns 12% more calories than sitting down.
More mental focus
Moving improves the creation of new brain cells, improving critical thinking and focus.
Reduced risk of disease
A physically inactive lifestyle is the fourth most important cause of death worldwide. Standing work is even associated with lower rates of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. Back problems are also significantly reduced.
Reduced need for caffeine
Working in a standing position makes the brain more active. Due to a more active working posture your body has less room to get a dip after lunch. This considerably reduces the need for caffeine or sugar, such as coffee or an energy drink.