If you spend a lot of time at your desk and you are constantly in your seat, you are putting your body through undue stress. In an 8-hour work day you should stand a minimum of 2 hours.
Sitting stationary at a desk for several hours is unhealthy for your knees, back, and even more so your circulation. Using sit-stand desks allows for your blood to flow and circulate throughout the body. Balancing movement is essential for a healthy work environment.
Sit-Stand desks are designed to make changing postures effortless. Allowing yourself 15 minutes of standing time every 45 minutes while working is not only good for energy and productivity but also your overall health. There have been several studies that have proven that regular standing breaks burns calories, can help prevent high blood pressure and even lower the risk of heart disease.
Manually adjusted sit-stand desks allow immediate adjustment at all available heights. Whereas powered versions have programmable pre-sets to predetermined heights. These sit-stand desks can take an entire workstation from sitting, to standing, and back again, with a single touch of the keypad.
Still not convinced? Here is another way to look at it. Your body is completely different in comparison to your significant others or even your friends. Your comfort level sits at a different position. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit down and the height be perfectly adjusted to you? Or when you stand you just push a button and it is at your exact standing height?
The power version has four preset buttons to program for two users, which is perfect for home use or coworkers that share their workspace. Either power or manual, these sit or stand desks can accommodate the shortest to the tallest of people.
Do yourself a favor and adjust your work environment to you and not the other way around.