For most office based employees, work means sitting for long hours. Medical research has proved this has adverse health effects.
Adjustable standing desks are coming to the market by well known retailers such as IKEA US. These desks were designed to be used while standing up and can be adjusted to go lower when an employee wants to sit at the desk.
There are proven health benefits of combining sitting and standing in a desk based job. These include:
Standing lengthens your life span
Research has show that people who sit for long periods have shorter lives. This is despite incorporating 30 minute exercises in between the 9-5 sitting at work. It is best to mix standing and sitting at work. Standing all day itself can lead to knee and feet problems. A healthy balance is required between the two and a standing desk at work would achieve this balance.
Increased Energy Levels
Standing results in energy levels to stay stable and constant all throughout the day.
Rise in Productivity Levels
Increased energy levels means that employees will no longer get drowsy and unproductive. Standing desks would add at least 10% of extra productivity.
Standing lets you maintain focus
Standing helps people focus more on the task at hand. It lessens the effects that multitasking poses on our concentration and focus.
Southside Accountants in Wimbledon are looking to purchase standing desks for their office.