Stand Up Desk Benefits

Benefits of Standing Desks

In today’s digital world sitting for hours and hours has become entrenched in our lifestyle. The problem is our bodies aren’t designed to sit for hours. Our bodies are built for standing and moving. During most of the existence of human beings we’ve foraged for food, tended crops, and hunted – spending almost all of our time standing.

What benefits can you expect from using a stand desk?

01

Reduce Risk Of Disease

Live a longer, happier life

Professor Neville Owen, who surveyed multiple studies on the effects of sedentary lifestyles, concluded that an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has greatly contributed to the growing rates of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. His conclusions, published in a 2008 edition of the “British Journal of Sports Medicine,” recommend possible interventions to break up people’s daily sitting time as part of public health practice. This included the introduction of height adjustable desks into the modern office environment.

02

Increase Productivity

Get more done

If somebody told you that making one simple change to your work habits could increase your productivity by almost 50%, you’d probably be more than a little skeptical. But one study by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health found that call center employees were 46% more productive when they used sit-stand desks. Research published in the British Medical Journal backs this study up.

The numbers supporting the positive impact standing desks have on productivity are impressive. That’s because there are multiple different physical and psychological benefits of using a standing desk that each contribute to the overall increase in productivity.

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03

Burn More Calories

Speed Up Your Metabolism

Good news for kiwi nine-to-fivers looking to reduce their waistlines: Working at a standing desk burns up to 200 more calories a day, on average, compared to just working on your backside.

The simple act of standing instead of sitting may help you burn 20 to 50 more calories per hour, depending on your size. Although that may not seem like a lot in a 2,000-calorie day, making the standing adjustment for four hours each day can burn an extra 80 to 200 calories helping you lose 4 to 9 kilograms over the course of a year.

It is suggested that along with standing at their desk, workers should walk back and forth for a few minutes every hour.

04

Increase Energy

Reduce Fatigue

Standing desks appear to have a positive influence on overall well-being.

In one 7-week study, participants using standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who remained seated the entire work day.

Additionally, 87% of those using standing desks reported increased vigour and energy throughout the day.

Upon returning to their old desks, overall moods reverted to their original levels.

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05

Reduce Back Pain

Improve your posture

Sitting places up to 90% more strain on your back than standing. Sitting at a desk doesn’t promote a healthy posture. More than likely, when you sit, your back and shoulders are slumped and your neck and head are pushed forward. This position is the most common contributor to back and neck pain.

Standing up releases the pressure on your neck and back and promotes a healthier posture. Standing for just over an hour a day reduces neck and back pain by about 54%.

What benefits can you expect from using a stand desk?

01

Reduce Risk Of Disease

Live a longer, happier life

Professor Neville Owen, who surveyed multiple studies on the effects of sedentary lifestyles, concluded that an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has greatly contributed to the growing rates of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. His conclusions, published in a 2008 edition of the “British Journal of Sports Medicine,” recommend possible interventions to break up people’s daily sitting time as part of public health practice. This included the introduction of height adjustable desks into the modern office environment.

02

Increase Productivity

Get more done

If somebody told you that making one simple change to your work habits could increase your productivity by almost 50%, you’d probably be more than a little skeptical. But one study by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health found that call center employees were 46% more productive when they used sit-stand desks. Research published in the British Medical Journal backs this study up.

The numbers supporting the positive impact standing desks have on productivity are impressive. That’s because there are multiple different physical and psychological benefits of using a standing desk that each contribute to the overall increase in productivity.

environmentally friendly standing desks nz
03

Burn More Calories

Speed Up Your Metabolism

Good news for kiwi nine-to-fivers looking to reduce their waistlines: Working at a standing desk burns up to 200 more calories a day, on average, compared to just working on your backside.

The simple act of standing instead of sitting may help you burn 20 to 50 more calories per hour, depending on your size. Although that may not seem like a lot in a 2,000-calorie day, making the standing adjustment for four hours each day can burn an extra 80 to 200 calories helping you lose 4 to 9 kilograms over the course of a year.

It is suggested that along with standing at their desk, workers should walk back and forth for a few minutes every hour.

best in class standing desk frame nz
04

Increase Energy

Reduce Fatigue

Standing desks appear to have a positive influence on overall well-being.

In one 7-week study, participants using standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who remained seated the entire work day.

Additionally, 87% of those using standing desks reported increased vigour and energy throughout the day.

Upon returning to their old desks, overall moods reverted to their original levels.

05

Reduce Back Pain

Improve your posture

Sitting places up to 90% more strain on your back than standing. Sitting at a desk doesn’t promote a healthy posture. More than likely, when you sit, your back and shoulders are slumped and your neck and head are pushed forward. This position is the most common contributor to back and neck pain.

Standing up releases the pressure on your neck and back and promotes a healthier posture. Standing for just over an hour a day reduces neck and back pain by about 54%.

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