Are Standing Desks a Good Idea?

The biggest trend in modern offices, standing desks are growing in popularity rapidly. If it meant a happier and healthier you, would you choose office furniture that lets stand at work? Here are the top reasons why a standing desk is a good idea:

1. Sitting is the New Smoking

It really is that bad for you. Sitting all day, every day at work can have seriously harmful health risks, not only to your back! Sitting for extended period of time each day runs the serious risk of illness, muscle pain and weight gain among just a few health symptoms. People who have made the switch to a standing desk have reported greater energy, more active mind and body, reduced back and muscle pain.

2. It May Get Overwhelming

If you do decide to make the switch, it is important to ease yourself into the trend. Sit/stand desk options are great because they allow you to ease your way slowly into a full day of standing. If you have been sitting for full work days, and switch straight over to standing all day you run the risk of developing back, leg or foot pain. It is important to ease into it. Start with standing for 30 to 60 minutes per day and then increase overtime, until you find yourself standing for the whole work day. Adjustable sit/stand desks can let you alter your work station – so that you can ease your way into the trend – all at one desk.

3. A More Productive Day

Since standing has been proven to improve your mood and energy levels, it is also more likely to improve your productivity level as well. The improvement to your mental health will see you working better, but also bring more enjoyment out of your everyday work life.

Selbie’s Gold Coast Office National has a range of sit/stand desks available, should you be considering joining the trend. We are a one-stop-shop for all your office furniture and office accessory needs.