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Benefits of a Sit and Stand Desk

by Mavia Siddiqui 12 Feb 2024

They allow operators to alternate sitting and standing hence calling them Sit and Stand desks. This little change can have many benefits for your mental and physical health. Sitting too much can have a great impact on your health. People who spend a lot of their day sitting down would be well served by Sit and Stand desk. They have many health benefits. We will highlight some of these in this article.

Posture

If you are prone to poor posture, sitting for too long can cause muscle tightening and damage to your lower back. Sit and Stand desks can help improve posture and relieve pressure from the lower back and neck. However, this is not sufficient to fix more serious conditions.

Energy levels and Positive mood

A Sit and Stand desk study reported less fatigue and stress than those who sat the whole day. Most of the people who used the Sit and Stand desks reported having more energy throughout the day. Standing can improve energy and mood. It also encourages teamwork which is a great thing for open-plan offices.

Increase Productivity

A Sit and Stand desk can make you more productive. A recent study found that users were almost 50% more productive than those who sat at their desks during their shifts. It is important to remember that not all duties can be done whilst standing at a desk. While you can answer the phone and type while standing, some duties may be easier when you're sat down.

Could reduce the risk of developing heart disease

You move less if you are sitting too much. You are more likely to develop heart disease if you don't move enough. Therefore, Sit and Stand desks can help you to live a healthier lifestyle. Sitting for long periods of time can cause blood flow to slow down, which in turn allows fatty acids to build up in the blood vessels. This could eventually lead to heart disease.

Could help bring down your blood sugar levels

Inactive lifestyles and sitting at a computer all day are not good for your health. Sitting for prolonged periods of time increases your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Studies have found that a combination of standing, and walking, can lower blood sugar levels. Standing after eating lunch is a great way to lower blood sugar levels.

Start gradually

If you don't allow your body to adjust, going from sitting for eight hours straight and standing for all of the day can cause back pain. According to experts, the best way to use Sit and Stand desks is to stand for a while and then sit down again. This can be repeated several times throughout the day. Start by standing for half an hour, only a few times per day. You should wear supportive shoes to look after your feet. You can add an hour to your time, and then you can go on for as long as you like.

Move your Sit and Stand desk to the right height

Raise the height of your Sit and Stand desk so your neck, spine, and head are in line. Your head should be slightly back. Your elbows should be at 90 degrees and wrists should be flat on the desk, and your computer monitor at eye level. Your body and hips should point forward. And your spine should curve in a natural "S" shape.

Haywoods Sit and Stand desks are available in electric height and gas height adjustment. We are more than happy to answer any questions or help you choose the right one.

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