How Adjustable Standing Desks Can Boost Productivity & Overall Mental Health

Adjusting Standing Desk Boosts Productivity

How Adjustable Standing Desks Can Boost Productivity & Overall Mental Health

How Adjustable Standing Desks Can Boost Productivity & Overall Mental Health

Adjusting Standing Desk Boosts Productivity 

Let’s cut right to the chase; adjustable standing desks are not just a luxury anymore in the corporate/work from home world…but a necessity. In fact, there is a good chance you’ve heard in conversational passing just how powerful electric sitting to standing desks can be at optimizing physical health from head to toe. From shedding pounds (yes, standing can burn 100-200 calories per hour) to eliminating back pain, investing in adjustable standing desks is the most effective way to regain control of your health.

But here’s the zinger; did you know that standing can also improve your overall mental health and productivity as well?

That’s right, there is much more internal magic going on when you make the life-changing switch from a sitting desk to one that allows you to stand up on demand. That said, below is a list of the fundamental, productivity-rich benefits that come with adjustable standing desks – impacts that you may not see physically (at least not right away), but you will certainly feel in a matter of moments.

  • Better Mood and Higher Energy

There is no denying that mood and energy go hand in hand. When you feel good, you are generally more creative, focused, and productive because you have higher energy levels that tag along with it. And you guessed it, are all things that can stem from owning electric sitting to standing desks. Part of this comes from better blood circulation to the brain, part from endorphins that release when standing, and partly because it reduces stress and anxiety…which will be discussed deeper further down.

For some more insight, countless studies such as the one featured on ScienceDirect have proven that standing reduces fatigue, improves mood, and enhances quality of life across the board. In short, it doesn’t matter your age, gender, or race; if you have an adjustable standing desk, you will gain this mood/energizing benefit.

  • Increases Brain Performance

The brain works in mysterious ways, and usually subconsciously. Now, it might sound strange that the simple act of standing can optimize performance even with so much feeling out of conscious control, but it can and certainly does. In general, when you stand, you are also activating your psychological power by giving your mind something mindless to focus on so you can concentrate on the larger picture. For example, when you stand, you keep certain parts of your brain occupied, like toe-tapping or maintaining balance. In turn, you are freeing up more space to concentrate on your work and gain more error-free performance along the way.

Think of it this way: When you stand, your mind becomes much more engaged. When your mind is engaged, you have better moods, productivity, and creative passion flowing. Couple that with keeping parts of your brain occupied on mindless tasks (i.e., swaying), all form the perfect foundation to unlock increased brain performance. 

  • Helps With Stress and Anxiety Management

Do you tend to have a stressful workload? If so, we may not have the power to eliminate it (that might call for a boss one-on-one), but we can certainly offer you the ideal solution to manage it better. All in all, standing is an excellent way to relieve stress and diminish feelings of anxiety, rendering you much more balance and emotional control. The reason for this is because the simple act of standing sends those feel-good endorphins throughout your body as well as keeps your body occupied so your brain can focus better on the tasks at hand. 

  • More Comfort Equals Better Productivity

Believe it or not, sometimes accentuating productivity and better mental health as a collective boils down to being as comfortable as possible. And let’s face it – sitting and/or standing all day long is far from cozy. This is where adjustable standing desks come into play because it allows you to stop clogging your mind with how uncomfortable you are and do something about it in a matter of seconds. According to a Texas A&M University 2016 study, 46% of call center employees were more productive when using adjustable standing desks, and 75% said that it decreased their overall body discomfort. This led the scientists (and us!) to conclude increased productivity is heavily related to people being merely more comfortable.

Jumpstart Your Productivity and Wellbeing With Ergomotion

Coffee to jumpstart your day? Check. Lunch prepared for that mid-day pick me up? Double check. The right equipment that can ensure your days are as productive, positive, and creative as possible? If your answer is anything other than ‘yep…check,’ then now is no better time to get on board with electric sitting to standing desks. In summary, adjustable standing desks are renowned for their ability to improve performance, focus, and offer splashes of motivation to your days.

Psst – and give you some wonderful physical benefits, which you can read more about here.

That being said, you deserve to see what you are truly capable of each day on a personal and professional level. Even more, doing so through a 17+ year experienced brand (ahem… Ergomotion) that values your wellbeing and productivity successes just as much as you do. Because the truth is that everyone can overcome the debilitating health and wellness hurdles that 8+ hours of sitting creates. And the secret doesn’t entail uprooting your day-to-day or changing the trajectory of your wellness goals. All it takes is simply standing up.

Are you ready to improve your life for the better both physically and mentally? If so, contact us today to begin propelling your wellness initiatives forward.

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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.