Don’t just take our word for it. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has statistics showing that back injuries are the number 1 work-related injury in America and sitting for protracted periods of time is a major reason why. If you are one of the millions of American’s who work at a computer, however, there is a solution. Electric L Shaped Adjustable Height Stand Up Desks, an ergonomic l shaped standing desk designed to relieve undue pressure on the spine, reduces injury risk and boosts productivity in the process.
Physical Work Modalities
The human body bent over an office desk is the not the way nature intended the back to contort itself for hours on end. It constricts blood flow to the brain, nerve endings and spinal column that is the pathway to the entire rest of the body. Muscles and tendons also constrict when slouched over due to this unnatural and immobilized posture. It is this posture and its duration that contributes to so many back injuries while sitting at a conventional fixed-height desk.
A Healthy Alternative
Electric L Shaped Adjustable Height Sit Stand Desks offer meaningful relief from the above noted conventional desk dynamics. The greatest reason for this is that when an individual stands much or all of the work day, the spine is stretched allowing blood to flow properly. In addition, when you are standing, the body naturally moves creating greater invigoration of muscle groups surrounding the spine and neck, ultimately relieving pressure and reducing strain.
Cornell University Study
In 2007, Cornell University conducted a study using 33 people in two different companies to look at the consequences of working at fixed position desks as opposed to working at Electric L Shaped Adjustable Height Standing Desks. The workers spent approximately 4 to 6 weeks using first the conventional desk then alternating to the electric adjustable height desk. Results demonstrated a substantial decrease in “musculoskeletal discomfort for most upper body regions” when using the adjustable standing desks. What’s more, they also discovered productivity improved when using the electric adjustable height desks.
While this is a relatively small study, it still clearly shows workers prefer to work at and perform better when using Electric L Shaped Standing Desk.