- Posted by 1st-IT Team
- On 19th June 2017
We all know sitting too much is bad for your health.
Sitting a lot every day is known to increase risk of diabetes, heart disease and possible early death.
Another side effect of sitting too much is you burn very few calories, and many studies linked it to weight gain and obesity.
But don’t worry you should worry no more. Standing desks are becoming increasingly popular.
What does a standing desk look like?
Also referred to as a stand-up desk, is a work desk that you comfortably work on whilst standing up.
There are many version available on the market that are adjustable and some fitted with a motor to make it easy to switch between sitting and standing position.
Here are some health benefits using a standing desk.
- Lower your risk of obesity and weight gain.
Studies have shown standing for an afternoons work can burn 170 more calories than equal amount of time sitting. This amounts to nearly 1000 calories per week!!
- Reduce back pain.
We have all experienced and complained of back pain when sitting down for prolonged amounts of time at our desks.
Studies have shown that stand-up desks can decrease chronic back pain.
- Lower your blood sugar levels.
It is known that blood sugar levels increase after meals and this is bad for your health.
Standing-desk at work can drastically lower blood sugar levels, more so after lunch.
- Lower your risk of heart disease.
The idea of standing is healthier for you than sitting down was first introduced in 1953.
It is a known fact that spending more time on your feet is beneficial for a healthy heart.
- Improve energy levels and mood.
Standing-working has a positive impact on your overall well-being.
Number of studies found that standing and working can lower feelings of tiredness and stress and improve your mood and energy.
- Boost your Productivity.
Many people are concerned that standing-work can slow daily tasks, like typing.
While it may take some time getting used to standing at your desk, there is no impact carrying out your daily task at your desk.
As standing-working improves your mood, energy and general well-being it is more likely to make you more productive.