Height Adjustable Standing Desks and Ergonomic Sit-Stand Workstations
Take control of your health and feel better at work
Did you know that in Scandinavia over 90% of employees have the option of using a standing desk? ‘Sitting disease‘ as it's called is responsible for much more than just extra fat around the waist. Poor posture, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, back problems, tight hips, poor circulation, and chronic tiredness can all be symptoms of sitting for long periods of time. Sitting is one of the most unnatural positions for the human body. Take a stand for your wellbeing and reduce the amount of time you spending sitting! Experience more energy and concentration at work! A stand up desk could be the best investment you will ever make.
HOW IT WORKS
Standingdesk.ie's height adjustable products are the perfect workstations for home and office. The sturdy construction and ease of use means it can easily accommodate monitors, computers, and other items and operate effortlessly with just the touch of a button.
Height adjustable desks provide ample workspace for working and can hold several monitors, file cabinets, laptops and computers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are standing desks?
Standing desks or sit stand desks as they are also called are height-adjustable workspaces for home and office.
Why use a height adjustable desk?
Adjustable desks promote better posture due to reduced sitting time and increased corporal movement. Standing regularly is better for your body and mind. Adjustable standing desks encourage movement and is very important to our physical well-being. Working while standing has also been proven to increase productivity.
How long should you stand at a standing desk?
Switch between standing and seated positions. A rule of thumb would be 30 minutes between each position.
What are some of the health benefits of a standing desk?
There are many benefits including:
- Improvements in posture
- Reduction in pressure on lower back and less back pain overall
- Improved digestion and Aid in kidney and bladder functions
- Improved energy levels
- Reduced Swelling
- Strengthened cardiovascular system
- Prevention of advancement of scoliosis
- More calories burned
- Improved circulation
- Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
- Improved bone and skeletal health
Can a standing desk help you lose weight?
There is some evidence to suggest that sit stand desks can help with weight loss but we don't recommend them for this purpose.
What do the experts say?
UCLA recommends that a part of the day is spent sitting and part standing. It is difficult to stand all day, especially if there is no walking involved at regular intervals. This is why the adjustable desks works so well. The motor allows easy changing from standing to sitting so that the body can relax and rest at regular intervals without disruption. Our sit stand products allow for presets to be programmed so you can quickly change between your optimum standing and sitting heights. The most important piece of office furniture you will ever buy!
FACTS ABOUT STANDING AND SITTING
- According to the American Medical Association, AMA “Prolonged sitting, particularly in work settings, can cause posture problems and encouraging workplaces to offer employees alternatives to sitting will help to create a healthier workforce”.
- A study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health found that the odds of ADL (Activities of daily living) disability were 46% greater for each daily hour spent in sedentary behaviour. These findings support programs encouraging older adults to decrease sedentary behaviour regardless of their engagement in moderate or vigorous activity.
- Excessive sitting impacts our body’s metabolic system: “Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression and the cascade of ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease.” ~ James Levine, MD, PhD
- Sedentary lifestyles increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. “For people who sit a lot, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking.”~ Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
- Combating sitting disease with exercise may not work: most people don’t have the capacity for MORE exercise, and moderate exercise may not even reverse sitting disease.
- Global studies show, on average, we sit 7.7 hours a day, and some results estimate people sit up to 15 hours in a 24 hour period. Sit stand desks make it easy to increase your time in a more optimal position and posture.
- Standing is like walking: It increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow and ramps up metabolism. .