Standing desks are becoming evermore popular in the workplace and provide many health benefits to their users. The human body is not designed to to be in a fixed position for long periods at a time. However, the standing desk is a stand alone product and other modifications may be necessary to reap the full benefit. These modifications may include exercise, proper nutrition, anti-fatigue mats and moving from office to office instead of sending an email. The actual benefits and how they are achieved will vary from person-to-person, but at the end of the day the results will be favorable for both employees and employers alike.
- People who sit all day long for work are at a higher risk for serious health problems.
- Standing work stations are one way to combat the ill effects of sedentary tasks.
- In the United Kingdom, schools are also experimenting with standing desks for students.
“Even people who sit all day and then go to the gym for an intensive workout probably aren’t going to reap quite the same benefits as their standing-desk colleagues.”