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

Richard 02/12/21

Guy was extremely helpful and made sure I got the right desk to suit me, not just recommending the most expensive one. The desk I got was at a solid price, and was exactly what I was after. Highly recommend Ergomotion.

Ash Warshitzky 30/11/21

I purchased an electric sit-stand desk from ErgoMotion over a month ago, and hands down can say this has been the best purchase I've made for my home office and I regret not getting one sooner. Build quality and usability is fantastic, was easy to assemble, all the cable mess is hidden in the tray. Also, important to note that Guy and the team has been fantastic to deal with.

Daniel Boldt 25/11/21

Can’t recommend Ergomotion enough. Guy was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Answered all my questions promptly. I bought the Edesk with the rubberwood top and it’s amazing. Highest quality and a solid build. You can’t beat Linak tech for standing desks. Also delivery was super simple and quick.

sophii 23/11/21

Absolutely love my desk. I had been looking for MONTHS for a standing desk. Indecision was killing me, and my back, as I needed one desperately to change up my day when working from home. I was worried about the size, quality and durability, as well as warranty. All sites I found were either the wrong sizes for me, lack of warranty information, and not enough good (or not enough) reviews to be spending quite a bit of money on. I have trust issues. Thankfully I found Ergomotion - who has so many great reviews for many reasons. The owner, Guy, is very responsive and helpful. Replied to one of my questions instantly regarding colour options for the desk. I was also very happy to know that the desk is picked up/delivered assembled. Guy was very patient with my delay in picking up my desk, and was super helpful to change my order to be delivered, with a quick turn around, to accommodate me. The delivery drivers were great too! It was an easy and great experience and I'm glad I spent the money I did for a great product and supporting a local and small business.

José Mario Blandin de Chalain 19/11/21

I love my standing desk. Guy at Ergomotion was very helpful during my order, desk was ready for pick up in 2 days, fit nicely in my SUV and has been a joy to use since. Thanks Guy.

Cyril Gaillard 17/11/21

Utterly impressed with my Ergomotion desk. The all-metal frame is very sturdy and the solid wood option makes it very luxurious. Guy is very helpful and lovely to deal with.

Max Kuper 11/11/21

I got the height adjustable desk for home from Ergomotion after using it at work, and finding it to be the best of all the similar products over the years The service during ordering and installation as great as the product, very professional and tailored to my specific needs Guy goes an extra mile to address all location specific idiosyncrasies Highly recommended

Reshma Jacob 09/11/21

Amazing service . Guy was very patient and prompt and responded to all my questions ; I had many . He worked with me to ensure I was happy with my custom made desk and to top it up , my desk is amazing ! It's so refreshing to really see the care and love put in providing 1. A quality product 2. A service that stretches above and beyond . Thank you . I look forward to using my desk every day and remember how valued I was made to feel as a customer !

Tiancong Li

One of the best services I’ve ever had! Contacted Guy and he walked me through all the options and features of their desks, and just in a few days he delivered the assembled desk to my house by himself. Very professional and efficient! Thanks heaps Guy! Tim

Winston Lee 01/11/21

Bought a couple of Ergomotion's edesk standing desks (LINAK DF2) and they have been great; Very sturdy and moves up/down quietly. Guy was excellent to deal with as he is extremely knowledgeable about the product, very customer focussed, and provides great after sales support.