Studies support the use of a standing desk is great for your overall health. They’ve been around for many years, although they are becoming more popular as people realize the benefits a standing desk truly provides for the body.
1. Reduce Back Pain
People who spent an average of 66 minutes of their work day standing, experienced a 54% reduction in upper back and neck pain.
2. Lower your Risk of Heart Disease
Those who stood all day had half the risk of heart disease-related deaths of the bus drivers who were seated.
3. Lower your Risk of Weight Gain and Obesity
By standing instead of sitting, you can reduce the risk of weight gain by burning about 50 extra calories an hour.
4. Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Standing for 185 minutes after lunch reduced the workers’ blood sugar levels by 43% compared to sitting for the same time period.
5. Improve Mood and Gain Energy
Sitting and increased sedentary time has been linked to an increased risk of both depression and anxiety. It stands to reason then, that standing would improve mood and increase happiness.
6. Boost Your Productivity
When the body as a whole is in better shape, it functions more efficiently and it can be reasonably expected that this would in turn boost productivity.
We’re proud to say that we’ve added two standing desks at Office146. We purchased them from Anthrodesk and they had great customer service and were easy to deal with.
Here’s what one of our Office146 Member had to say:
“Love the standing desks. I get lower back pain from sitting too long, so it’s great to have them as an option.”
-Adrian, Priority Me Inc.