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5 Health Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks

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What does your team want?

Employees want a work environment that supports the way they like to live in the rest of their life. For many people, that means a healthier office. Gym memberships, in-office yoga and massage, healthier food options and ergonomic furniture are some of the most commonly requested employee amenities. Some of these are easily achievable, while some may stretch your wallet thin. Thinking about taking the ergonomic furniture route? Take a look at some of the benefits waiting for you and your team by installing height adjustable desks.

Find that perfect balance…literally.

No one wants to sit around all day, but standing all day can lead to just as many problems as sitting if you aren’t keeping your posture in mind. Studies suggest that for every half hour of work, shoot for sitting for 20 of those minutes, standing for 8, and moving around for 2. While you’re standing, your muscles are at work and although you may not feel like you’re burning extra calories, by the end of the day you’ll feel the difference compared to if you were sitting at your desk all day.

Not only are you using the muscles in your lower body, but standing with good posture while working can have an impact on your abdominal muscles as well. So, how much of an impact can it make? Standing for an afternoon has been shown to burn 170 more calories than an equal amount of sitting. Over time, this difference can have a major effect on your weightenergy levels, and overall mood.

What to expect…

Nothing’s ever a guarantee, but here are some common benefits that come with height adjustable desks if your team is able to find that balance of sitting and standing throughout the day:

  • Lowered risk of weight gain/obesity
  • Lowered blood sugar levels
  • Reduced back pain
  • Improved mood and energy levels
  • Boosted productivity

The bottom line…

Reducing your sitting time can improve your physical, metabolic, and mental health. Now that you’ve discovered the benefits of height adjustable desks, you can take a look at our favorite models right here. If your office doesn’t have (or isn’t considering) height adjustable desks, get your standing time in by taking periodic breaks when you’re able to and go for a walk, do some stretches at your desk, or start an impromptu office dance party. Don’t forget to have fun while you work.