Why schools and universities NEED our standing desks in Melbourne
“Okay class, time to sit down…” Or stand, for that matter!
Thanks to sit-stand desks, standing (and by extension, experiencing improved health) is becoming more common in Australian classrooms.
And sit-stand desks are driving this trend!
At Ergomotion, we specialise in making standing desks in Melbourne. We’ve provided electric standing desks to schools and universities all over the country.
Here are just a couple of reasons why our desks are so popular in the classroom, and the amazing benefits students and teachers alike can experience when they stand up for their health!
Why students need standing desks
Whether it’s primary, secondary or tertiary, standing desks can be a boon for student health.
Not to mention, good health starts early, with good habits, making schools a crucial part of building a healthier population.
Sit-stand desks allow schools to improve student health by allowing students to spend more time on their feet.
In particular, we’re seeing sit-stand desks pop up in:
- Computer labs
- Study rooms
Thanks to this proliferation of sit-stand desks, schools all over Australia are able to help…
Fight back against childhood obesity
“Wait a second,” you think to yourself…
School hours are shorter than work hours. Not to mention, kids also get recess and lunch to run around.
Is bringing standing desks into the classroom really necessary?
It might surprise you to learn that despite having more opportunities for physical activity, an estimated 28% of Australian students are overweight.
Childhood and adolescence set the tone for adulthood – according to research, overweight children are twice as likely to become overweight adults, dramatically increasing their likelihood of long-term health problems.
Is it any wonder that sit-stand desks are popping up in more and more schools?
Believe it or not, there is also evidence to support the idea that standing desks can significantly improve the BMI of children.
We can all agree there is nothing more important than the health of our children. So, really the only question is… why wouldn’t we make a change to support their health?
Sit-stand desks can help students with ADD
In addition to helping schools improve the health of their students, sit-stand desks can also be useful in helping students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), as well as kids who simply love to fidget.
There is a lot of research that suggests that inactivity contributes to ADD.
While standing desks might not be the “intense aerobic exercise” recommended by the study, it is a form of activity that can help regulate ADD.
ADD is characterised by:
- Inattention and short attention spans
- Impulsive behaviour
- Acting out, moving and fidgeting
Our standing desks in Melbourne help with all three of these. As we’ve mentioned before, standing can help with focus and attention.
More importantly, it gives students with ADD an avenue to fidget and squirm to regulate symptoms of ADD without disrupting class in the process.
Naturally, each case of ADD is different, and won’t always be resolved using the same tactics – that said, sit-stand desks are definitely worth considering.
Why school staff need sit-stand desks
It isn’t just students who can benefit from sit-stand desks – standing desks can also be used by staff, too!
Teachers may spend a lot of time standing in front of their classes – other school staff like administrators, on the other hand? That’s a different story!
School admin staff spend a lot of time seated.
Essentially, it’s a regular old desk job, with 8-hour days usually spent seated – as such, you’re just as prone to joint and muscle pain as anyone else.
Academics can also benefit from sit-stand desks. Most of your time won’t be spent lecturing, but seated.
You might find yourself:
- Marking assignments
- Helping students during consultation hours
- Writing academic research
- Conducting peer review
- Coordinating with other academics
That’s a lot of time spent seated.
With an electric sit-stand desks, you’ll be able to spend at least some of that time standing, helping you safeguard your health.
Why sit-stand desks specifically?
The importance of sitting AND standing
It might sound counterintuitive, but spending all your time standing isn’t very good for you either!
While it may not cause as much alarm, standing comes with its own problems:
- Inflammation of the veins
- Pressure on joints
- Muscle strain
That’s why extended periods of standing should be broken up with periods of sitting to offset the potential risks.
And that’s exactly what sit-stand desks allow you to do.
Ergomotion’s electric standing desks in Melbourne can be adjusted between sitting and standing modes on the fly, with nothing more than the press of a button.
With Ergomotion, you’ll have the best of both worlds!
Ergomotion provides the best standing desks in Melbourne
Discover our sit-stand desks for your school today
At Ergomotion, we’re all about making your school healthier using the power of ergonomics.
We understand that what may be ergonomic to some could be extremely uncomfortable for others.
That’s why when we make standing desks in Melbourne, we make sure that they’re tailored for your unique needs.
All of our sit-stand desks can be tailored for the needs of your school. In addition to changing desk area and size, we can also integrate extras like:
Our desks come with multiple height settings, allowing you to adjust for different students.
For the best standing desks in Melbourne, contact Guy and the team at Ergomotion. Give us a call on (03) 9579 1454 and tell us a little about your needs
Alternatively, you can fill in this form and we’ll help you understand how you can boost productivity and increase alertness in your classroom!