Is a Standing Desk Worth it? Health Benefits!!

Electric Standing Desk

Is a Standing Desk Worth it? Health Benefits!!

“Rise to Health: Exploring the Benefits of Standing Desks”

In the modern era, where the majority of us spend a significant portion of our day seated at desks, the impact of our work environment on our health cannot be overstated. With an increasing awareness of the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting, standing desks have emerged as a popular alternative. The question then arises: Is a standing desk worth it, and what health benefits does it bring to the table?

1. Breaking Up with Sedentary Lifestyle:

The human body is not designed for prolonged periods of sitting. However, many of us find ourselves glued to our chairs for hours on end. Standing desks offer a simple solution to break the shackles of a sedentary lifestyle, promoting movement and reducing the risks associated with extended sitting.

2. Boosting Energy and Productivity:

Advocates of standing desks often report increased energy levels and improved productivity. The act of standing naturally engages various muscle groups, enhancing blood circulation and oxygen flow to the brain. This can lead to heightened alertness and focus, ultimately translating into a more productive workday.

3. Alleviating Back and Neck Pain:

One of the most touted benefits of standing desks is their potential to alleviate back and neck pain. Prolonged sitting can contribute to poor posture and musculoskeletal issues. Standing desks encourage a more upright stance, relieving pressure on the spine and reducing the likelihood of chronic pain associated with desk-bound work.

4. Weight Management and Metabolic Boost:

Standing burns more calories than sitting, albeit the difference may seem subtle. Over time, this calorie expenditure can contribute to weight management and metabolic health. While not a substitute for regular exercise, standing desks offer a passive way to incorporate more movement into your daily routine.

5. Improving Heart Health:

A sedentary lifestyle is a known risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Studies suggest that incorporating standing into your daily routine can contribute to improved heart health by reducing the overall time spent sitting. It may help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and the risk of heart-related issues.

6. Enhancing Mood and Reducing Stress:

Physical activity is closely linked to mental well-being. Standing desks have been associated with a positive impact on mood and stress levels. The increased circulation and release of endorphins from standing can contribute to a more positive and focused mindset.

7. Customizing Your Workspace:

One of the advantages of standing desks is their adjustable nature. Users can easily switch between sitting and standing positions, finding the balance that suits their comfort and needs. This flexibility allows for a personalized workspace that accommodates individual preferences.


While standing desks may not be a one-size-fits-all solution, their potential health benefits make them a worthy consideration for those looking to improve their well-being in the workplace. The key is to strike a balance, alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day to enjoy the best of both worlds. As the adage goes, “Sitting is the new smoking,” and incorporating a standing desk into your routine might just be the remedy needed to stand up for your health.

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

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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.

Albert Altit 29/09/23

Excellent quality and superb Customer service. Guy walked us through the options and benefits of each and enabled us to easily decide on which option we wanted.

Installation was a breeze - Guy did a fantastic job !!

Long Hei Tai 15/09/23

Guy is very helpful on my inquiry. The desk is very good in quality and I love it very much.

Thai Nguyen 03/09/23

This is the second desk I have ordered to cater for my growing business. I find the quality of the products excellent and definitely an investment for the future. Great and efficient service and very helpful from the ordering process to the delivery process also. Thank so much to Guy who did a great job with following up and providing updates every step of the way.