Height Adjustable Desks have revolutionised the working day of countless workers who spend the majority of their day sitting down. After all, humans weren’t designed for sitting typing away hunched over a desk all day, and your body will tell you as much.
In this blog we examine exactly why an adjustable electric desk will change your outlook on work with tangible mental and physical benefits. If you are ready to take the plunge, explore our Height Adjustable Desk collection.
Reducing Back Pain
One of the most common health issues faced by office workers is back pain. It’s far too easy to slump over and have our spine in an unhealthy position that will eventually go from an occasional ache and pain at the end of the day to a chronic problem.
A height adjustable desk may well be the solution. Studies have shown that around 1 in 3 people who switch to a sit-stand desk and use it properly have had back pain reduced. And don’t worry, you won’t have to wait for months on end to see results – one study showed that the benefits can be felt within a month, with the problem returning in just a fortnight after switching back to a traditional desk.
An ergonomic chair might help, but it’s still easy to slump. Getting up and on your feet may well be the answer.
Helping You Lose Weight
When it comes to dropping a few pounds, the solution isn’t complicated. You just need to burn more calories than you consume. The question is, how do you burn those calories between 9 to 5 when you are just stuck sitting at a desk all day? Well, an adjustable electric desk might help.
The simple act of standing can make significant headway in the number of calories you burn over the course of a day, week, or month. Standing for just an afternoon has been proven to burn around 170 calories, about 20 calories more than a regular bag of crisps. Over the course of a 5 day working week this adds up to 850 calories!
You burn around 300 calories over the course of a 5k run – this simple change equates to doing this three times in a week!
For those of you less concerned with your physical health and more how easy it is to become distracted from your work, an adjustable electric desk may be the solution. While sitting at a traditional desk might seem ideal for most computer-based tasks, it’s far too easy to become too relaxed.
One of the most common benefits our customers report, with supporting evidence from a few studies, switching to a standing position can help with focus and productivity, making sure your mind doesn’t wander away from the task at hand.
One reason for this boost in productivity may be quite simple – a tangible boost in your energy levels. How many people can relate to the post-lunch slump? You’re full, out of the flow of work, and painfully aware you don’t clock off for another four hours and the occasional coffee break will only get you so far.
Studies have shown that switching to an adjustable electric desk improves the vigour of 9 in 10 people. Although this seems to fly in the face of our previous claim that standing burned more calories, there’s more to your energy levels than that. As you’re probably aware, mindset also has a dramatic effect, and your mindset is tied to your posture and mood.
So don’t take our word for it, switch to an adjustable electric desk and see for yourself – and make sure to tell us the results!
Make the Switch Today
Now you might be thinking after these four great reasons to try standing, why do you need an adjustable desk at all? Can’t you just stand all the time? Well as you can imagine, standing all day isn’t a great option for the vast majority of us, and for many it’s the active switch which plays a vital role in making your day more dynamic, productive, and just generally better!
Our height adjustable desk selection is unrivalled in terms of quality and range, and the huge number of customisation options we have on offer mean there is something for all tastes and budgets. If you prefer to reuse or source your own tops then our adjustable standing desk frames are perfect for you!