10 Health Benefits of a Standing Desk

Standing Desks

10 Health Benefits of a Standing Desk

Sitting at a desk for long hours can have negative consequences on your health, including neck and back pain, poor posture, decreased circulation, and even increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. A standing desk may be a solution to these problems that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Here are 10 benefits of a standing desk:

1. Improved Posture: Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time can lead to poor posture, which can cause chronic neck and back pain. Using a standing desk encourages good posture as standing helps maintain the natural S-curve of the spine.

2. Increased Energy Levels: Standing desks help increase energy levels and decrease fatigue. Studies have shown that standing at work increases productivity, alertness, and focus. Additionally, standing stimulates blood flow and oxygenation, which can lead to better brain function.

3. Reduced Risk of Obesity: Sitting for long periods has been linked to obesity and other health issues. Standing while working increases calorie burn and can help prevent weight gain. In fact, standing can burn up to 50 more calories per hour than sitting.

4. Lowered Risk of Heart Disease: Sitting for long periods has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Standing while working can help reduce the risk of heart disease by increasing blood flow and oxygenation, improving circulation, and reducing the risk of developing high blood pressure.

5. Improved Mood and Mental Health: Standing while working can improve mood and reduce stress levels. Studies have shown that standing at work can decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve overall well-being.

6. Better Joint Health: Sitting for long periods can lead to stiff joints and decreased mobility. Standing while working helps keep joints flexible and can help prevent joint pain and stiffness.

7. Increased Productivity: Standing desks have been shown to increase productivity, with some studies reporting up to a 10% increase in productivity when using a standing desk. Standing helps keep workers alert and focused, leading to increased productivity.

8. Reduced Risk of Cancer: Prolonged sitting has been linked to an increased risk of certain cancers, including breast, colon, and lung cancer. Standing while working can help reduce the risk of developing these types of cancer.

9. Improved Digestion: Sitting for long periods can cause digestive issues, including constipation and acid reflux. Standing while working can help improve digestion and prevent these issues.

10. Better Overall Health: Standing desks can help improve overall health and wellness by reducing the negative effects of prolonged sitting. Using a standing desk can lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle.

While standing desks offer many benefits, it is important to note that standing for extended periods of time can also have negative consequences, including fatigue, joint pain, and swelling. It is recommended to switch between sitting and standing throughout the day, and to take breaks to stretch and move around.

In conclusion, standing desks offer numerous benefits for those who work long hours at a desk. From improved posture to reduced risk of obesity and heart disease, using a standing desk can help improve overall health and wellness. Incorporating standing into your workday can lead to increased energy levels, productivity, and focus, as well as better joint health, digestion, and mental health. If you are considering a standing desk, it is important to choose one that is adjustable, allowing you to switch between sitting and standing throughout the day.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.