4 Reasons to Love Height Adjustable Desks
A recent survey found that many of us spend up to 12 hours a day sitting looking at computers or watching television. If you throw in the seven hours we spend sleeping then that adds up to a remarkable 19 hours a day being sedentary. And we all know that being sedentary can be harmful to your health and productivity. But there is an easy solution. The best way to cure a deskbound lifestyle is to strike a happy medium between sitting and standing – using a desk that will move with you. Height adjustable desks are a great way to help augment a healthier lifestyle. Because of that, these desks have been gaining popularity in home and professional workplaces all over the world. Here are 4 reasons to love height adjustable desks.
A height adjustable desk naturally improves your posture and strengthens your spine when upright. It’s a lot harder to slouch and hunch over your computer when standing up. This means fewer backaches and pains.
With better posture comes better breathing. Sitting at your computer for a long period of time can exhausting and even painful at times. Just think about a typical day at work: after about 20 or 30 minutes of staying in the same seated position, your muscles start to cramp and blood flow slows, leaving you feeling restless and uncomfortable. Standing helps increase blood flow and even helps tone muscle. This helps you stay alert and increases your energy while working. You’ll be more focused and in turn, more productive while working.
Perhaps this sounds dramatic, but it is no joke: an adjustable height desk could literally add years to your life. Many experts have described prolonged sitting as “the modern smoking.” Studies have shown our sedentary habits can lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. These studies show that reducing the amount of time you spend in your chair can reduce the risk of these diseases.
Burn More Calories:
An adjustable height desk can help you avoid the health pitfalls of sitting all day, and you can burn calories at the same time. Standing up burns more calories compared to sitting down. While the amount of calories burned when standing doesn’t seem to be much, standing at a workstation encourages us to move around more and, hence, burn significantly more calories.
Transitioning to a purely standing desk can be difficult and is not for everyone. At ROSI Office Systems we believe the best work environment offers a balance – standing or sitting when you want. We are proud to supply a variety of office furniture options to fit your needs! Contact us today for a free consultation!