HOW IT WORKS
Standingdesk.ie's height adjustable Sit/Stand Desks 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.
Q. What are standing desks? A. Standing desks from standingdesk.ie are motorized, height-adjustable workspaces for home and office. The desks are fully adjustable via a LED controller which also allows preset height levels to be saved. Q. Why an adjustable standing desk? A. Adjustable desks promote better posture due to reduced sitting time and increased corporal movement. Standing regularly throughout the day is healthier for your body and mind. Adjustable standing desks encourage movement and is very important to our physical well-being. Q. What are some of the health benefits of standing while working:
A. Improvements in posture
Reduction in pressure on lower back
Improved digestion and Aid in kidney and bladder functions
Improved energy levels
Strengthened cardiovascular system
Prevention of advancement of scoliosis
More calories burned
Reduced risk of cancer
Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Improved bone and skeletal health
Q. What do the experts say about standing desks? A. UCLA recommends that a part of the day is spent sitting and a part standing. It is difficult to stand all day, especially if there is no walking involved at regular intervals. This is why the Standing Desk 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 Standing Desk allows for presets to be programmed so you can quickly change between your optimum standing and sitting heights
FACTS ABOUT STANDING AND SITTING
- According to the American Medical Association, AMA “Prolonged sitting, particularly in work settings, can cause health problems and encouraging workplaces to offer employees alternatives to sitting all day 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 health 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 most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking.”~ Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
- Combating sitting disease with added gym-time may not work: most people don’t have time for MORE exercise, and more exercise time 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 a day. Calculate your daily sitting time.
- Standing is like walking: It increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow and ramps up metabolism.Standing all day may not be healthy or practical—people naturally want to sit at times to rest or when intensely concentrating.