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It’s no surprise, to many of you, that more and more people are standing up at the office. If it’s news to you, you may be asking why. The simple answer is, it’s better for your health. When you’re healthier, you feel better, you work better, you are better.
Standing desks continue to trend in the office furniture world and will most likely become a permanent change in the way we work. Many employers are warming to the idea and manufacturers are offering more and more standing items to their line ups. That provides lots of options to those of us interested in getting out of our seat.
Again, for those of you just finding an interest in this, there is no shortage of material to help educate and inspire you. I ran across this article, that was filled with some interesting statistics and lots of information on the health benefits of standing more and sitting less. I’ll share some highlights below, but here is the article, from Authority Nutrition, if you wanna read it.
- Standing Lowers Your Risk of Weight Gain and Obesity
Bottom Line: 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 weight.
- Using a Standing Desk May Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Bottom Line: Studies show that using a standing desk at work can lower blood sugar levels, especially after lunch.
- Standing May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Bottom Line: It is widely accepted that the more time you spend sitting, the greater your risk of developing heart disease.
- Standing Desks Appear to Reduce Back Pain
Bottom Line: Several studies show that standing desks can dramatically decrease chronic back pain caused by prolonged sitting.
- Standing Desks Help Improve Mood and Energy Levels
Bottom Line: One study found that standing desks can lower feelings of stress and fatigue, while improving mood and energy levels.
- Standing Desks May Even Boost Productivity
Bottom Line: Studies show that standing desks do not have negative effects on daily work tasks, such as typing. On the contrary, they may even boost productivity slightly in the long-run.
- Standing More May Help You Live Longer
Bottom Line: Research suggests that reduced sitting time may lower your risk of dying early and therefore help you live longer. Reducing sedentary time can improve physical, metabolic and even mental health. This is why sitting less and standing more is such an important lifestyle change.
You may feel you can’t afford new furniture right now. Or maybe you work a lot from home and don’t have much space to spare for another piece of furniture. I hear you. I work most days on my laptop and rarely need too much space to spread out, nor do I have it. Let me introduce to you the Mobile Laptop Caddy from Lorell.
- Adjustable height and mobility for healthier workday
- Versatile so you can sit, stand and move
- Easy-rolling casters overcome corners
- Sturdy base construction
- Stain-resistant surface
It's mobile, adjustable and doesn't eat up much space. It doesn't cost much either! This is a great addition to your present office for those times when you're ready to stand but keep on working. For those of you at home, heck this could be you're new standing desk!
Furniture Guy/Blogger/Stand Up Guy