Work-from-Home Fitness: Embracing Movement in Your Office

Work from Home Fitness

Work-from-Home Fitness: Embracing Movement in Your Office

Staying physically active while juggling the demands of a work-from-home lifestyle is a challenge many Australians face daily. With research demonstrating the health drawbacks of prolonged sedentary behaviour, it’s become increasingly important to find ways to integrate movement into our daily routines. This is particularly vital for those of us who spend extended periods at our desks.

Fortunately, the market has responded with innovative solutions that enable us to remain active even while we work. Among these solutions, standing desks, sit-stand desks, and even home gym equipment have gained popularity. But why should we consider these options, and how do we make the right choice for our needs?

Firstly, a sedentary lifestyle can adversely affect both mental and physical health. Studies show that sitting for long periods can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even certain cancers. This situation is compounded by the work-from-home environment, where the boundaries between professional and personal life blur, often resulting in longer working hours and less time for physical activity.

How to choose the best standing desk and integrate it into your home office setup is, therefore, a priority for many. The best sit stand desk is one that allows for seamless transitions between sitting and standing. An electric height adjustable standing desk is particularly advantageous because it encourages regular movement and posture changes, fostering better health without breaking your workflow.

The health benefits of an electric stand up desk are numerous. They include reduced back pain due to better posture, increased energy levels, and even potential weight loss as standing burns more calories than sitting. Additionally, alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day can lead to increased productivity and enhanced focus.

When selecting a standing desk, consider the height range to ensure it fits your stature whether you’re sitting or standing. The desk should also have a sturdy build to support your work equipment and a spacious working area for practicality and comfort.

Aside from standing desks, the integration of under-desk walking treadmills has been said to be a game-changer for home office fitness. While they represent a more significant investment, these walking treadmills are an outstanding method for keeping the body active and the mind engaged during lengthy tasks or conference calls.

Moreover, for those who enjoy a bit of entertainment while working out, a TV lift can be an excellent addition to a home gym or an exercise area in a home office. While working at your standing desk or walking on your treadmill, a TV lift allows you to adjust the height and angle of your television for optimal viewing. This means you can catch up on your favourite shows or follow along with exercise videos without straining your neck or eyes.

To assimilate these solutions into your workday, start with incremental adjustments. Alternate between sitting and standing every 30 minutes to an hour. Walk on your treadmill during phone calls or while reading documents. Keep the television at a healthy distance with a TV lift, enabling you to stay entertained or informed without compromising your workout routine or work.

In conclusion, promoting physical activity while working from home doesn’t mean sacrificing productivity. With the right furniture and equipment, you can create a dynamic work environment that supports both your physical health and your professional performance. Embrace the flexibility of an electric height adjustable standing desk or the convenience of a walking treadmill to enrich your work-from-home experience. When your workspace adapts to your active lifestyle, you’re more likely to maintain it—and reap the long-term health benefits as a result. Remember, a healthy body supports a healthy mind, and both are essential for achieving success in all aspects of life.

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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.