Why opt for a sit-stand solution?
Workers have been warned to "stand up for at least two hours a day in the office," according to The Daily Telegraph. It says these are the first official health guidelines on the issue.
The guidance comes from a panel of experts, commissioned by Public Health England, which provides recommendations aimed at helping employers know what to aim for when trying to make workplaces less sedentary and more active. They say that this could potentially improve productivity and profitability, for example by reducing sickness.
The sit-stand desk is the perfect solution and is becoming increasingly popular. There are several reasons for this.
Firstly, the ability to sit and stand during the average working day has huge health benefits to the user and it’s this active working style that encourages increased staff productivity and reduces absenteeism.
In addition, major international research over recent years has produced strong evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours a day leads to: disrupted blood sugar levels, increased insulin, increased blood pressure levels, enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down, and leg muscles switch off.
Studies also show that sit-stand desks promote creativity, team interaction, collaboration, and the willingness to share ideas. So a desk is much more than a place to work - it’s a working culture that benefits both the employee and the company.
Benefits of Standing at Work
- Kick start your metabolism
- Burn extra calories
- Improved blood circulation
- Improved posture
- Better breathing and oxygen flow to the brain
- Engage key muscle groups
- Improve concentration and collaboration
- Proven to reduce stress
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