Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Health Benefits of Standing Desks

Standing desks are a new but welcome addition to any office environment as they offer certain health benefits. First, they can help enhance your metabolism. Second, they help you flex your muscles more regularly. Third, they can help with blood circulation.

Benefits to the Mind

Aside from these health benefits, though, many offices equipped with standing desks have seen significant improvements in terms of employee productivity and creativity. Standing desks, among other things, make it easier for employees to concentrate on their work because their focus is not diverted toward the poor ergonomics of their office chairs that often results in backaches and discomfort.

But Wait…

What you shouldn’t forget, though, is that standing all day does have its downsides. Although some studies show that standing improves worker productivity, workers who have some of the highest productivity ratings were actually those who were given a choice to sit back down any time they felt like it.

Technological Advances

It is not surprising, therefore, that a lot of furniture companies have taken to designing desks that can be used for both sitting and standing. Darran, for instance, developed their NOT SO Square line of office desks that offer a sit/stand option.

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