Do you find yourself sitting for hours on end while you work? There are many studies out there that talk about how sitting all day at the office is not healthy. According to the Mayo Clinic, adults who sit for more than two hours a day are 125 percent more likely to face heart issues. Many working professionals are now finding ways to stay jolly in the office while keeping their physical health in mind, thanks to solutions that allow them to stand, such as height adjustable tables and other sit-stand workstations. Here are a few benefits to one of the most popular office furniture pieces right now.
Lower Risks of Obesity and Weight Gain
According to Authority Nutrition, standing while working can burn 170 more calories every day. Sit-stand workstations are proving to be the new way professionals can stand up comfortably while still working at a desk. One of the benefits to doing this is getting more physical activity throughout the day.
The same study mentioned above states that 87 percent of sit-stand workstation users felt more energetic throughout their workday. If you find yourself having trouble concentrating on your workload, switching between standing and sitting may be able to help sort out your ideas. Many sit-stand workstations offer the opportunity to adjust your height either electronically or manually. You can always add a stool should you feel like sitting.
Reduce Back & Neck Pain
This is especially true for those of you who spend the majority of your day looking at a computer screen. By having a desk which allows you to stand instead of sit, there will be less pressure on your neck and back. This means you can finally have a comfortable work day without the pain. Along with reducing back and neck pain standing in an upright position will help improve posture as well.
Boost Overall Productivity
This can also benefit employers. By typing or checking e-mails while standing, studies show that employees are able to better concentrate on specific tasks and increase their typing speed. Since standing workstations can help improve the mood of your employees, this can help them hone their focus on the task at hand.
Are you a working professional interested in giving your mind and body a break?