Retail and hospitality workers complain of sore backs after standing all day long. Office workers have similar grumbles after hours spent sitting at a desk. So, what’s the answer?
Sitting all day long isn’t healthy, but neither is standing. Luckily, the office worker experience has been flipped on its head as Sit-Stand Desks take over offices everywhere.
Here are our top 5 reasons for becoming a Sit-Stand Desk convert.
1. Improve Your Posture
Sitting at your desk for hours on end is not great for your posture. Being able to go from seated to standing allows you to improve your posture without the strain on your knees and lower back that non-stop standing causes.
2. Keep Active at Work
A busy day in the office often means you only stood up to grab your lunch, which you then proceeded to eat at your desk. If you’re too busy to get out for a walk or stretch your legs, a Sit-Stand Desk is the perfect solution. Adjusting your desk from Sit to Stand keeps the blood flowing and the body moving while giving you time to get your work done.
3. Ease Pain
You might start the day with the best of intentions, sitting with your legs planted firmly on the floor, your back straight and your shoulders relaxed. But by the day’s end you realise your legs are crossed, you are slumped over and your shoulders have crept up to your ears. Worst of all, you have no clue how long you’ve been sitting in this horrendous position!
Changing your desk from Sit to Stand partway through the day effortlessly forces you into a better position, easing the pressure off your sciatic nerve, lower back and neck.
4. Good Ergonomics
The buzz word of the office world and for good reason! Ergonomics is the science of designing and arranging the objects that people use to make them as efficient as possible. The height-adjustable sit to stand is an example of good ergonomics – it has been scientifically tested to make you healthier and more efficient at work. Who doesn’t want that?
5. Change is as Good as a Holiday
We’re not suggesting you forgo your next holiday, but you’d be surprised how much a positive change can affect your attitude towards work. If you’re in a slump or feeling those end-of-year blues, this is the perfect time to make a change. A new manual user or electric sit-stand desk will shake up your everyday work routine, re-energising you both mentally and physically.