The way we sit, stand and walk influences our well-being, perhaps more than we can imagine. Our posture is a mirror of how we feel and is most obvious in our workplace.
The Health Benefits of Using a Standing Desk at Work
The main problem with most computer workstations today lies in a fact that would seem contrary to natural instinct: the human body is designed to be in motion and not to be sitting for extended periods of time. Movement is imperative for spinal health, through improving circulation and reducing muscle fatigue.
Relief from Static Muscle Fatigue may only be achieved through muscle movement. Increased blood flow to fatigued muscles occur when standing and walking, which will re-energise the muscles. According to most recent research; people need to get out of their chairs and move at least five minutes per hour.
A recently-published study by the Texas A&M Health Science Center shows that our productivity can increase by as much as 46 percent if we alternate between standing and sitting. When we sit less our bodies feel better, we get fewer aches in our back and joints, and we can devote all our energy to the task at hand. This was agreed by no less than 75 percent of the participants in the study.
They didn’t notice any major change during the first month, but after that, the result improved significantly each week. But, as always, it’s a matter of striking a balance, of alternating between sitting and standing and finding the best solution for you personally. At OfficeScene, we have a series of innovative, smart desks we would like to recommend.
Height adjustable desks allow management to easily adapt a desk to a wide variety of people, instead of trying to adapt a diverse workforce to one or two fixed desk configurations. This adaptability allows users to work using their bodies’ optimal “Neutral Posture” – which is the work posture where your body is at its strongest and most efficient. Request a no obligation quote.