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Perks of a Standing Desk

  • October 31,2018
  • by interiorcontract

Perks of a Standing Desk

Sitting in the chair all day long is not ideal for your health. Did you know that by sitting in your chair all day, you are exposing yourself to several different health risks? Some of these health risks include heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, obesity, among others.

To reduce the risk, stand up by making standing desk part of your Orlando office furniture.

Standing Desk:  What Is It?

A standing desk allows you to work while standing. You may have heard of standing desks referred to as sit-stand desks or height-adjustable desks. Most modern versions of a standing desk are adjustable, meaning that you can change its height and alternate between standing and sitting.

If you want to decrease your risk of developing health problems in the future, here are four benefits you will receive by making standing desks part of your Orlando office furniture:

  1. Relieve Pain

Do you often find yourself unconsciously reaching for your back due to pain? A study discovered that participants who stood up for an hour experienced 54% reduction in back and neck pain. If they could experience a reduction in pain in just one hour, imagine the reduction in pain you would experience if you stand up for more than an hour at work.


perks of a standing desk
  1. Burn Calories

If you are not eating healthy and on top of it, your work requires you to sit in the chair for most of the day, there is a risk that you might gain weight. Over 44% employees have reported gaining weight with 53% attributing their weight gain to sitting at their office desk for the entire day.

Do you want to know how many calories you can burn standing up? You will be surprised to learn that you can burn 50 calories in one hour. Now, can you imagine standing up for three hours for five days? — you will burn 750 calories per week.

  1. Increase Productivity

Productivity and pain have an interconnected relationship. When body aches don’t bother you anymore, you automatically feel more active, engaged, and productive. Your mental alertness also improves. Another way that a standing desk increases your productivity is that it allows you to both sit and stand. You can sit when you need to type or better yet, invest in a tall, adjustable table to place your laptop on so you can type standing up.


perks of a standing desk
  1. Improve Circulation

When you sit at your desk, you leave the door open for other problems to enter your life such as  swollen ankles, varicose veins, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, blood clothes, and high blood pressure.

Are you interested in adding standing desks to your existing Orlando office furniture? If yes, then get in touch with our team at Interior Contract Services.

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