The Benefits of a Standing Desk


The Benefits of a Standing Desk

The concept of a ‘seated desk job’ is nothing new, but advances in technology over the past few decades have made moving around the office a virtually obsolete task! This has resulted in prolonged sitting times across countless workplaces.

Prolonged sitting, though, can cause significant body injuries.

You can picture it easily: fatigued workers slouching in their desk chairs, struggling to maintain focus and becoming increasingly restless as the day wears on …

Back, neck and shoulder problems are the most common, but other issues can be as severe as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), where a blood clot can form in a vein after long periods of sitting.

Additionally, workplaces may notice a drop in productivity if employees are weary and sore from constant sitting.

Standing desks

Ergomotion’s standing desks are electric desks can that transform from traditional seated desks to elevated desks. This means you are able to quickly alternate between sitting and standing as often as required which results in a healthier work environment.

standing desk

Remember, it’s not just the eight or so hours a day in the office where you’re sitting. Many of us commute to and from work sitting in our cars, and then are quite likely to spend a few hours in front of the television each evening.

These hours add up quickly, so your total sitting time per day could be around twelve hours!

Combine that with six or seven hours of sleep, and you could be on your feet for a mere five or six hours in a day!

How to use a standing desk

If you’re new to the concept of working at a standing desk, remember that you should ease in to the practice.

A good routine to begin may be to choose a certain task, such as making and receiving calls, and every time you need to do that particular task, do it at your standing desk.

Week by week, increase the amount of time you stand per period, and remember to alternate between sitting and standing!

Better Posture

Simply put, our bodies were not built to sit all day.

A standing desk can help minimise health risks that are normally associated with lengthy intervals of sitting at a desk, like back problems and poor blood circulation.

In fact, working for periods of time at a standing desk can even help to strengthen your back. You’ll begin to work muscles you never knew you had, because they’re actually working to give you better posture. When we’re standing, our muscles are engaged, contracting and relaxing to support us.

This means that we can burn a third more calories standing than sitting down.

Having the option to alternate between standing and sitting is also great for injured people to ease their way back into their office job.

Standing allows the free flow of blood, making you more alert and productive during the working day. It’s even been said to eliminate that ‘3 o’clock slump’!

Notable standers include:

– Leonardo da Vinci

– Benjamin Franklin

– Winston Churchill

– Thomas Jefferson

– Virginia Woolfe

So, you’re in good company!

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

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Google Reviews

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.