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Why Sit Stand Desks Are Better for You

Studies show that sitting for too long can cause serious health problems. These include an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. However, having a regular office job means that you can’t exactly get out of sitting all day.

What if we told you that there is a really practical way to incorporate more standing in your day? The solution here is a sit stand desk.

What is a Sit Stand Desk?

A sit stand desk is essentially an adjustable desk that will allow you to either work standing up or sitting down. Take the Rawside Hi-Lo Home sit stand desk for example: at just a touch of a button, you can adjust this home office desk to the perfect height so that you can work comfortably in a standing position. It can also be quickly readjusted so that you can sit down again with your desk at the perfect height for good posture.

Rawside Hi Lo Sit Stand Desk

Kitting out your home office with a high-quality sit stand desk like the Lavoro Advance is a great way to work more standing into your routine. The product has soft touch accessible buttons and low noise level when adjusting.

How Can a Sit Stand Desk Help Me?

The use of sit stand desks has been scientifically proven to improve your productivity and your concentration, as well as increase your creativity. The reason for this is that while you are standing, you are working some of the body’s largest muscles. This increases blood flow to the brain and improves the way we work.

1. It Burns More Calories

Standing burns more calories than sitting. We’re not saying a sit stand desk is going to help you lose massive amounts of weight, but it certainly will help you burn more calories. An afternoon spent standing while working has shown to burn over 170 more calories than you would sitting down for the same period.

2. It Improves Back and Neck Pain

Sit stand desks also help ease back and neck pain. One study found that employees who sit all day reported a 32% improvement in lower back and neck pain by using standing desks. Another study found that the use of a sit stand desk reduced upper back and neck pain by 54% in just four weeks.

3. It Lowers Your Blood Sugar Levels

Why is it important to regulate your blood sugar levels? Well, sitting after meals is linked to a 112% greater risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The more your blood sugar levels increase after meals, the worse it is for your health.

A study found that employees who stood for 180 minutes after eating lunch had a reduced blood sugar spike by 43% compared to those sitting for the same amount of time. Alternating between sitting and standing every 30 minutes throughout the workday reduced blood sugar spikes by around 11%.

4. It Can Boost Your Mood, Energy Levels and Productivity

By incorporating more standing into your day by using a sit stand desk, you can actually experience an improved mood and energy levels as well as boosted productivity.

It has recently been reported that people who spend more time standing while working experience less stress and fatigue than those who remain seated for the entire workday. 87% of the participants in this study reported an increase in vigour and energy throughout the day. There’s no doubt that this would have a positive impact on how productive you are. Who wouldn’t want some of that?

Are You Interested in Purchasing a Sit Stand Desk?

Browse our range of sit stand desks, specifically engineered to allow you to go from a sitting position to a standing position without much effort. If you have any questions about our sit stand desks, feel free to contact us at hello@k2-space.co.uk or fill out our contact form.