The physical benefits of an electric sit-stand desk

Sit-stand Desk

The physical benefits of an electric sit-stand desk

How long do you spend sitting in a day? In a week? Or even a year?

Physical activity is key to good health – unfortunately, many of us spend in excess of 10 hours a day sitting, whether at work or in leisure.

Sedentary lifestyles are bad for your physical health – not to mention, they put you at risk of many illnesses and physical ailments:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

However, standing desks aren’t necessarily the solution either – there are also risks associated with prolonged standing.

So what’s the secret to better health and improved productivity? A combination of sitting and standing throughout the day.

And thanks to electric sit-stand desks, people at home and at work can now experience the health benefits electric sit-stand desks bring to the table (pun intended!)

1) An electric sit-stand desk can help prevent back and neck pain

Did you know that incorrect sitting posture can cause back and neck pain?

That’s because sitting for long periods puts strain and pressure in one’s joints. This in turn causes back and neck pain, as well as pinched nerves and chronic pain.

You may schedule massage therapies or even apply compression techniques on your back and neck area. As we’re sure you’ve noticed however, this is just temporary relief.

Standing Desk

Sit-stand desks help you improve your posture by forcing you to stand upright as nature intended.

This forces you to stop slouching in your seat and helps you achieve a more neutral spine position, which can protect you from chronic back and neck pain.

2) Boost energy and improve your mood with a standing desk

Do you ever feel like sitting at your desk for hours at a time saps your energy and leaves you feeling drowsy and worn-out?

If so, take heart: it’s not just your imagination!

If you come home feeling drained, it might not be the job that’s at fault – it could be the desk!

According to some research, a lack of movement means less blood flow. This means less oxygen and other nutrients going to your brain, leading to reduced alertness and cognition.

Even a little bit of movement can be enough to stimulate this vital blood flow – and that includes low-impact activities like standing upright!

Using an electric sit-stand desk, you can alternate between sitting and standing, promoting blood flow and thereby boosting your energy and mood.

While few realise this, standing desks can help many people feel more comfortable, energised, and less stressed at work.

3) Lessens the risk of obesity and weight gain

Do you know how many calories do you burn every time you stand?

The answer is 0.7 calories a minute.

Standing can burn 50 extra calories per hour – assuming 3 hours a day for 5 days, and that adds up to almost 750 more calories burned per week.

It doesn’t sound like much, sure – however, when it comes to your health every little bit counts!

Standing for a couple of hours a day can have a large impact on preventing weight gain.

In fact, it can even assist with weight loss – if keeping the weight off is the goal, Ergomotion’s ergonomically-designed sit-stand desks can help.

4) With an electric desk, you can lower blood sugar levels and the risk of type-2 Diabetes

As we mentioned above, standing burns more calories than sitting. However, that isn’t the only health benefit our electric sit-stand desks offer!

Standing also activates cellular and muscular systems that lower blood sugar and helps moderate insulin levels.

According to some researchers, taking a break from sitting can lead to better blood glucose and insulin responses.

People who use standing desks are able to keep their blood sugar at a normal level compared to those who lead a sedentary lifestyle.

This directly reduces your odds of being diagnosed with type-2 Diabetes.


A standing desk lowers the risk of heart disease

The consensus is unanimous: sitting dramatically increases your risk of heart disease.

As such, it’s important to spend as much time as possible on your feet!

In addition to the benefits described above, standing also has the benefit of lowering your risk of acquiring cardiovascular diseases.

That’s because as we mentioned above, sitting for long periods raises your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, both of which puts you at a higher risk of heart disease.

However, standing for too long can also put you at risk of heart disease, as it can result in blood pooling in your legs and can put pressure on your veins.

Luckily, Ergomotion’s sit-stand desks allow you to effortlessly adjust between sitting and standing with the push of a button. We allow you to have the best of both worlds!


Our electric sit-stand desks allow you to experience the physical benefits of standing at work

With one simple button-press, you can cycle between sitting and standing – your brand-new electric sit-stand desk automatically adjusts to your preferred settings.

In addition to making desk work more comfortable, it also protects you from some of the nasy side-effects of office work!

Whether you’re looking for a new desk for yourself or looking to fit-out a new office, electric sit-stand desks are the way of the future.

And Ergomotion can help!

We’re Australia’s #1 choice for ergonomic office solutions. In addition to our range of sit-stand desks, we also modify existing desks with new, adjustable legs.

It isn’t just desks, either – ergonomics encompasses every single piece of office furniture:

All of which can help minimise your risk of cardiovascular, chronic back and neck pain, diabetes, and obesity-related conditions… all the while helping you feel more energised and productive throughout the day.

Take the leap today – contact Ergomotion on (03) 9579 1454, or fill in this form and we’ll be in touch.

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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.