4 Reasons Companies Are Investing In Standing Desks For Their Employees

4 Reasons Companies Are Investing In Standing Desks For Their Employees

In the past, Gannon has spoken about the long-term problems that people can be at risk to from bad posture at work. However there are also problems which can arise down the line as a result of prolonged sitting. Studies have even suggested an “association of sedentary time with diabetes” and “cardiovascular disease”.

A standing desk is an ergonomically-designed desk that allows you to stand up comfortably while working, which is shown to be more beneficial to people’s general health and productivity. There are various styles and brands in this area. Before we get to that, however, let’s talk about the benefits of standing desks.

1. Reduction in back pain

Back pain is one of the most common injuries and complaints in the workplace. This is usually brought on from people sitting at their desk with bad posture, often hunched over to work at their screen. Standing at your desk and being able to have the keyboard and computer screen at eye level will make it harder for you to hunch over and risk back pain. 

2. Feel more alert

When people stand, they tend to feel less sedentary and more alert. This generally leaves us in a better and more active mood. It’s hard to have a continuous positive mood, high concentration and energy, if the body isn’t keeping at least somewhat active. A British study found that “Standing desks have the ability to reduce tiredness among workers and boost productivity”.

3. Generally healthier 

There are great health benefits to standing desks, even when just used for interval periods of the day. To quote medical experts, “If you work at a desk, try a standing desk”.  You can counteract a lot of the above-mentioned medical problems for your staff by incorporating standing desks into their work life. What’s better is that you can use standing desks to springboard awareness of general employee health. Everyone agrees that being active throughout the day is the healthiest way to be. Standing desks could help encourage your staff to be more physically active outside of their job, instilling a positive attitude towards general health and fitness.

4. It doesn’t have to be one or the other

As much as we love to encourage an active lifestyle, permanent standing workspaces simply aren’t realistic for everyone. Some people will of course find it hard to stand all day without resting, so why not have the best of both worlds with an adjustable height desk, such as the ALUFORCE PRO 250 M? This means people can freely stand for some of their day and sit for periods when they want to. With these kinds of adjustable desks, you can allow staff the freedom to create their own healthy workplace balance.

Conclusion

Standing desks are a great tool for every office to create a healthy workplace balance by protecting people from long term health problems and encouraging their own healthy lifestyle. At the end of the day, the happier and healthier your staff are, the more productive they will be. Consider investing in standing desks today.  

 

Check Out Our Product Range Of Ergonomic Standing Desks

  • The cost effective solution to sit-stand working

    • Easy to use, enabling you to quickly change from a sitting position to standing
    • Retrofit – can be added to any existing workstation or desk
    • Smooth and easy vertical height adjustment
    • Integral tablet/phone stand
    • Integral fitting for a monitor arm
    • Optional keyboard and mouse platform included
    • Maximum weight capacity of 15kgs

    Available in 2 sizes –

    • small (suitable for a single monitor or a laptop) L-E-VATE-S
    • medium (suitable for a double monitor or to provide extra working space)   L-E-VATE-M
  • The WorkFit-T Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation is freestanding and sits on any flat surface, with a quick adjustment using the counterbalancing mechanism it converts to a sit-stand workstation
    The keyboard platform moves in tandem with the worksurface and is positioned 11.4cms below it.
    Simple, easy to use and with 38cms of height adjustment it fits all users
    Ideal for 1 or 2 monitors or a monitor and laptop

    Worksurface 88.9×58.6cm
    Keyboard platform 62.9×23.5cm

  • The WorkFit-T Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation is freestanding and sits on any flat surface, with a quick adjustment using the counterbalancing mechanism it converts to a sit-stand workstation
    The keyboard platform moves in tandem with the worksurface and is positioned 11.4cms below it.
    Simple, easy to use and with 38cms of height adjustment it fits all users
    Ideal for 1 or 2 monitors or a monitor and laptop

    Worksurface 95×58.6cm
    Keyboard platform 62.9x28cm

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