For years standing desks have been the best-kept secret in offices across America. Proven to increase productivity and reduce health risks these desks are a no-brainer for thousands of health-conscious workers. Getting a desk that improves your posture and health seems like common sense. In spite of these benefits many workers are a little hesitant to buy a standing desk. Some don't understand what's wrong with traditional desks; others are worried about the cost...but all of them need a little convincing.
If you have a friend or colleague who is thinking about buying an UpDesk you should make sure they understand the immense benefits that will stem from having their own height adjustable desk. Here are some things you may want to tell them:
1. Standing Desks Are Better for Their Health
Countless studies have found that sitting is the new smoking. According to Dr. James Levine author of the book Get Up! "Sitting is more dangerous than smoking kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death." Sitting for at least six hours a day creates a slew of problems: it slows down your body's ability to process and breakdown fats and sugars burns less calories and leads to posture problems. Sitting regularly also slows down your brain function slows down your muscles and major organs and increases stress.
Don't worry...there's hope. Buying an ergonomic desk has been proven to improve health and well-being. Individuals who take their health seriously and want to reduce the risk of health-related complications should consider the merits of a standing desk. If your friend or colleague is in a setting-centric job you should make sure they understand the health benefits that stem from owning an UpDesk.
2. Standing Desks Reduce the Risk of Obesity
Dr. James Levine monitored the activity of office workers who did not consistently exercise. He discovered that the participants who spent around two hours per day walking maintained their ideal weight while those who were more sedentary gained weight. None of the workers were going to the gym or exercising consistently but the first group maintained their weight simply because they were more active. "During all of our days there are opportunities to move around substantially more" Dr. Levine noted whether it's something as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking to a colleague's office instead of emailing them. Research has suggested that the normal exercise strategy--sitting all day at work and then going to the gym afterwards--is not an effective regimen. In order to reduce the risk of obesity individuals must have moderate levels of movement throughout their entire day. So simply buying a standing desk can reduce the risk of obesity. It's time to put "buy an UpDesk" on your list of New Year's resolutions.
3. Standing Desks Improve Productivity
According to Business Insider an Eastern European company decided to test their employees' "productivity well-being concentration and ability to work" when they were using a standing desk compared to when they were sitting at a desk. Their findings? So glad you asked. "Compared to a period of time when a person was not using the standing desk we found that standing led to up to 10% more productivity." The study also found that standing led to fewer headaches better focus and increased energy. Standing increased employees' sense of urgency to complete tasks and helped them finish in a more efficient time-effective manner. If your friend or colleague is looking for a little extra motivation or inspiration at work you should make sure they understand the power of standing desks.
Standing desks are better for your health reduce the risk of obesity and improve productivity. If your friend or colleague is interested in buying an UpDesk they should contact us. We can answer any questions they may have and help them understand why buying an UpDesk is one of the easiest (and best) decisions they'll ever make!