The physical benefits of an electric sit-stand desk

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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.

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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.

Google Reviews


Google Reviews

Nancy Tseng 22/04/22

I would highly recommend this electric desk to all ages, the the best decision I’ve made for my sons study table. The service was excellent, prompt in responses and on time schedule with the delivery time. The removalists were very careful bringing into our study room on the second level.
Very happy with the purchase!!

Farhin C 12/04/22

Amazing e-desk - sturdy, spacious and great quality wood. It fits well into the home office. Assembling it was mostly straightforward with the video! Thanks Guy

Nick G 11/04/22

I'm only just reading all the Google Reviews now, just before writing this, after having purchased and built a desk; and this is basically going to be saying the same thing as all the others, the owner, Guy, is absolutely great and so are the desks. There's a reason why all the reviews are genuine 5 stars. I had been doing research on numerous sit/stand desks and the manufactures of the frames/motors that go into them. I wanted a good quality and reliable setup so I decided to something that utilised Linak (manufacturer) hardware and so I set out trying to find a sit/stand desk that used them. As I was after something specific, I contacted a number businesses before placing an order so that I understood exactly what it was I was purchasing. Unfortunately most of those other businesses seemed more interested in B2B, and a couple didn't even bother responding. I had even gone so far as to contact a business in Canada, who eagerly could supply everything, but unfortunately not for running on 240v. I almost gave up and was just about to head to Ikea. Then I came across Ergomotion. I shot through an email with some questions about their Edesk, and I got a clear informative response within hours. The owner, Guy, kindly followed up, answered further questions, and was also able to order extra parts from Linak on request. To ensure I had all the information I needed before placing an order, he even went so far as to warn me of a slight upcoming price increase. Guy knows his products, knows it in great detail and has a wealth of helpful knowledge.

Ronnie Bernhart 04/04/22


Alice Burgess 19/03/22

Great customer service and desk is exactly as described. Setting it all up was straight forward too. The electric movement up and down is really smooth and quiet - couldn't be happier!

Kevin Ha 17/03/22

After a very unpleasant and disappointing customer service experience with another desk from one of the more "well-known" commercial standing desk companies, I came across Ergomotion and Guy after extensive research to find a replacement and I am glad turned out this way. Dealing with Guy was an absolute pleasure, he was able to answer all my questions and provide me with a range of customisation options including a solid rubberwood desk top which I decided on after seeing the desk in person. In the end, I ended up with a higher quality desk and look forward to continue using it for years to come. Thanks Guy!

Anthony Lunken 17/03/22

We’ve had an Ergomotion High /Low Desk since 2015, well before standing at a work station was a “Thing” in Australia. It’s been fabulous! It’s reliable, speedy and quiet in its height adjustments. Guy, the business owner, is approachable for after sales service queries. To achieve more posture positions & comfort, we use a 10cm foot stool while standing! Many thanks Guy for the great service… Cheers Avril & Tony (Heidelberg West, formerly Moorabbin)

Andre Fernandez 15/03/22

Before purchasing from Ergomotion, I wondered how a business can actually have a 5.0 star perfect rating on Google. After purchasing an electric standing desk and dealing with Guy, I know how. 1) HIGH QUALITY: The desks from here all use high quality LINAK motors and frames. The desk top that I received was commercial grade laminate from Laminex. 2) GENUINE SERVICE: When I initially wanted a more expensive variant, Guy explained to me the differences and suggested the more affordable variant. 3) CUSTOMISATION: Guy helped me customise the size of the size of my desktop - something no other business offered. 4) CONVENIENCE: For a nominal fee, Guy delivered the desk, FULLY ASSEMBLED. All I did was plug it in. Can't get this level of convenience with any other of the many businesses that offer standing desks. If I buy another standing desk, it will be from Ergomotion.

Tas Maniatis 15/03/22

Amazing customer service and quality product and exceeded expectations. I would definitely recommend Ergomotion for their exception product offering and service.

Jake Port 12/03/22

Quality at a reasonable price which is made even better by Guy. You’re made to feel special and nothing is too hard which in this day and age, is honestly hard to come by. Do yourself a favour and support a local family business.