The Benefits of Sit Stand Desks
The risks of a highly sedentary lifestyle are well understood. Increased risk of diseases, back pain, joint pain, and weight management concerns are just some of the consequences of sitting for too long each day. With so many people working sedentary desk jobs and commuting, these health risks are becoming more and more prevalent. So how can we overcome these consequences of a sedentary lifestyle?
Sit stand desks and sit stand solutions come with a variety of health benefits for employees. There are a variety of sit stand solutions, whether desks, mobile stations, or conversion kits to help keep your employees on their feet. Sit stand solutions are ergonomic, personalized, and help battle the health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle.
At Outsource IT, we work with Ergotron to provide sit stand desks and solutions to a variety of companies and work environments. Most companies that make the switch to sit stand desks notice immense changes in the physical and mental health of employees.
Health Benefits of Sit Stand Desks
Reduce A Sedentary Lifestyle
A sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest issues we face in a variety of work environments. The “sitting disease” refers to long periods of physical inactivity and its negative consequences – namely, diseases, poor circulation, weight gain, poor mental health, and low productivity. Standing or walking a little more each day contributes to toning muscles, improving posture, increasing blood flow, and ramping up your metabolism. A standing desk provides these benefits while not interrupting your employees’ productivity or requiring them to do strenuous exercise. A small change can make a big difference in their health!
Burn More Calories
Standing burns more calories than sitting. Without changing or starting a new exercise regime, your employees can work to lose weight or tone muscle just by doing the same work they would have with a traditional desk.
Reduce Joint and Back Pain
Another issue faced with traditional desks is the lack of ergonomics in set up. Many work spaces with desks, monitors, laptops, and tablets are not adjustable and therefore may not be ergonomically optimized. This can cause strain on the back, neck, shoulders, forearms, wrists, and hips of your employees. The worst part? Because their desk is likely unadjustable and their chair only somewhat so, they have no avenues to correct this. A benefit of sit stand desks is that they are ergonomic and adjustable, meaning employees can find the most comfortable positions to work in. Further, switching between standing and sitting is generally more beneficial for preventing joint and back pain issues as your muscles and bones are given a rest, so to speak.
Along with the number of physical health benefits of sit stand desks and solutions, there are a variety of other benefits. They can improve productivity and mental health of employees by providing a new work environment and choice. Employees can decide how to format their work space and adjust themselves to provide more comfort. According to JustStand.org, 60% of employees surveyed believed they would be more productive if they had the option to work on their feet (http://www.juststand.org/resource/infographics/sitting-disease-by-the-numbers/). Could your company and employees benefit from implementing sit stand desks?
Jump Start Your Office
Burning more calories, being more productive, reducing pain associated with lack of ergonomics, and being more physically healthy will no doubt kick your employees into high gear! Comfortable, happy employees can be more social, more open, and build better relationships to solve problems and brainstorm more easily. Sit stand desks and solutions can help breathe new life into your office space and employees with their benefits.
Are Sit Stand Desks Right for You?
For more information about sit stand desks and solutions, contact Outsource IT. We work with Ergotron for a variety of professional sit stand solutions. We can consult with you to find the best sit stand solution for your work environment. No matter the needs of your workplace, if you’re looking to add some health benefits into your employees’ daily lives during working hours, we can help!
Integrating a sit stand desk option is easier and more affordable than you think. You may even qualify for a free sit stand product you can keep! Contact us for more information about sit stand desks and find out if you qualify for this free product program.