The five wonders of sit-stand working

Since the first day of the work from home revolution, sit-stand working has become increasingly popular. When we were all sent back home to work, this resulted in longer periods of inactivity – meaning those working from home were looking for solutions to stay active during the periods of lockdown in the UK.

The UK has one of the highest obesity rates, high levels of heart disease and work-related absence in Europe – and we’re only just discovering the wonders of sit-stand working. In Denmark, 90% of office or desk working staff had electric height adjustable desks in 2015. However, more and more people are making the conscious choice to work at desks that allow them to alternate between sitting and standing positions. This type of working has been linked to a number of benefits, both physical and mental. In this blog, we’ll explore the top five benefits of sit-stand working.


Reduced Risk of Obesity and Related Diseases

Sitting for extended periods of time has been linked to a range of health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. By alternating between sitting and standing, you can help to reduce the amount of time you spend in a sedentary position and improve your overall health. Some studies have shown that sit-stand working can lead to increased calorie burn and reduced body fat, which can help to lower the risk of these diseases.


Improved Posture and Reduced Back Pain

Sitting for long periods can also cause poor posture and back pain. By standing up and stretching your back muscles, you can help to alleviate some of these symptoms. Furthermore, using a standing desk can encourage better posture, which can lead to fewer back problems in the long term.


Increased Energy and Productivity

Standing up and moving around can help to boost your energy levels and increase your productivity. When you sit for extended periods, your energy levels can drop, and you may find it harder to concentrate. Standing up and moving around can help to stimulate blood flow and keep you alert and focused throughout the day.


Improved Mood and Mental Health

Research has shown that sit-stand working can improve mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. By standing up and moving around, you can release endorphins and reduce cortisol levels, which can help to promote feelings of well-being and relaxation.


Reduced Risk of Chronic Disease

Sitting for extended periods has been linked to a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, and cancer. By reducing the amount of time you spend sitting and increasing your activity levels, you can help to lower your risk of these diseases. Furthermore, using a standing desk can help to promote better circulation, which can reduce the risk of blood clots and deep vein thrombosis.


The benefits are very clear-to-see – sit-stand working offers a range of benefits for both physical and mental health. By reducing the amount of time, you spend sitting and encouraging movement throughout the day, you can improve your overall health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. If you are considering using a standing desk, it is important to take it slowly and build up gradually to avoid overexertion and injury.


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