Feeling the benefits of height adjustable desk
In 2021, after discovering the numerous health benefits of using a stand-up desk, Sass invested in height adjustable desks and anti fatigue mats for all our Staff.
Studies have shown that, your best chance of a healthy lifestyle is to mix it up. Alternate between standing and sitting and move throughout the day.
Using a height adjustable desk (sit-stand desk) at work can help:
Relieve muscular pain like back and neck pain
Reduce spikes in blood sugar
Improve blood circulation
Promote healthy habits - like taking breaks for movement when you've been sitting too long
Improve productivity - A study in the US found workers who stood were on average 46% more productive over six months compared to the previous six months when they sat.
If you do decide to try out an adjustable standing desk, follow these tips to get the most out of it:
Make sure you invest in a standing desk that’s easy and quiet to move up and down, otherwise you might not change the desk’s position as often as you should.
If you're new to using a standing desk, start by easing into it with 30 to 60 minutes a day of standing, gradually increasing the time when you feel comfortable.
Try to alternate frequently between sitting and standing. You might set a timer for every 30 minutes or stand when you're on a call or doing something else that doesn't require lots of typing.
Use an anti-fatigue mat to help ease the strain of standing. Some are also designed to promote good posture, and others are designed to promote movement.
Set the alarm on your phone or computer to remind you to take standing breaks throughout the day, and be conscious of the amount of time you are standing.
Ensure you position your desk correctly.