Standing desks are quickly gaining popularity, and there is no question as to why, along with being useful for those on the go, they offer a variety of health benefits. Sitting too long has been linked to a whole slew of health problems including a variety of musculoskeletal problems that can cause lifelong pain and even disability. Any furniture that is ergonomic can be useful in helping reduce back and muscle pain, but having access to a standing desk can add additional support. It is important to note that a standing desk may be useful, but there are risks involved as well. As anyone who has worked in retail standing for 8 hours or more knows, there is just as much pain in standing too long as there is in sitting too long. The best option is to find adjustable height desks that allow employees to sit or stand as desired.
Reduce Back Pain
One of the most common side effects of sitting all day is the existence of back pain. While this often stems from bad posture due to non-ergonomic or ill-fitted office furniture, it’s also part of the nature of working in a seated position. Several studies have shown that offering sit-stand desks allow employees to adjust their work to their needs and help them to work in better comfort reducing back pain.
Because the extra movement helps to get the blood flowing, and being upright encourages a more extensive range of motion, standing desks are often accompanied by increased levels of productivity. When the body and mind are active, more can get done.
Improve Employee Satisfaction
One of the most significant advantages to upgrading nay office furniture is that it often comes with increased employee satisfaction. Moving to adjustable sit-stand desks is a move that will have a very significant impact on employee happiness. Not only will it make the workday more comfortable, but it shows a level of care and commitment that they will appreciate.
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