3 Workplace Improvements With a Height Adjustable Desk
by Kenny Rhoads
As people transition from working on their feet to sitting in an office chair, the disadvantages of working in a chair become readily apparent. As more research is brought to light, people are realizing that the human body was not meant to sit still for so long. This is where an adjustable height desk comes into play, and Multitable has just the right desks for the job.
Making Your Office Healthier and More Efficient
There are several reasons why having an adjustable height standing desk is superior to a sitting desk, or even a fixed standing desk. Three of the top include:
1. Increasing core strength without decreasing productivity
Some people cannot easily transition from sitting all day to standing all day; their muscles just aren’t ready to make the leap from one extreme to the other. With an adjustable standing desk, a worker can regulate the time he or she spends standing, gradually increasing it based on muscle fatigue. While standing has proved to help keep people focused while working, it is ineffective if the legs and feet are too sore to allow the person to concentrate.
2. Incorporating exercise into your regular work day
The benefits of daily exercise are well known, but the disadvantages of sitting all day are not as well known. Some recent studies suggest that the damage that sitting does to the body cannot be countered by brief strenuous exercise, but instead must be reversed with intermittent activity all day, such as standing. An adjustable standing desk allows for this intermittent exercise without needing to move to a different desk.
3. Reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes
By far, some of the scariest risks associated with constant sitting are this list of particularly deadly diseases. For people who are already at risk to develop these illnesses, sitting all day at the office may be one of the catalysts that take the body too far. With regular, intermittent standing during the work day, your body has a fighting chance against developing illness. Although many of these studies are still ongoing, the very least an adjustable desk does for personal health is help fight off obesity.
Increasing Footwork and Decreasing Stress
Although the idea of adding more footwork to your day may seem like a huge inconvenience, it isn’t if that footwork is moving from your chair to your feet. The adjustable standing desks we offer at Multitable are easy to use and can be transitioned from sitting height to standing height in seconds. Take your health and office ergonomics seriously, and see how an adjustable desks improve your daily grind. By switching up your working position during the day, you body and mind will be better able to handle a full day of work. Call 602.773.6911 for more information about our products and how to setup your office.