Standing and adjustable height desks are a win-win for both employees and employers alike because they offer ergonomic benefits to the user’s health while keeping employees more alert, typically resulting in higher levels of productivity.
Prolonged sitting may lead to symptoms of back and neck pain, decreased circulation and muscle tightness. When seated, we burn less energy, and enzyme productivity drops by 90%, putting us at far greater risk for heart disease. That’s why 15 minutes of standing is recommended for every hour of sitting. With a standing or adjustable height desk, this is easy to accomplish.
Adjustable Height Desks
By placing your computer on an adjustable height desk or stand, you give yourself the freedom to move your monitor up and down freely. Adjustable height workstations come in a variety of sizes and styles and are typically adjustable via an electric, crank or gas lift. If a full-size adjustable height desk isn’t in your budget this year, fear not. There are plenty of adjustable height monitor stands that can be attached to your existing desk so that you can reap the benefits of standing while you work without breaking the bank.
Standing Height Desks
Another less expensive alternative to an adjustable height desk is a standing height desk. But how do you switch between sitting and standing when your work surface doesn’t move up and down? Working exclusively with a standing height desk is easy when you use a stool at your workstation which you can use during the parts of the day when you wish to sit. Once it’s time to stand, simply push the stool out of the way and continue to work without interruption.
Take a Stand for Your Health
Whether you choose an adjustable height or a standing desk, you can be sure that your body will thank you for it both immediately and in the long run. Adjustable height and standing height desks are available in a wide range of styles and colors so that you can match your new furniture with your existing décor. Take a stand for your health—equip your workspace with one of these ergonomic office solutions!
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