Benefits Of Sit-Stand Desks for Your Business

Now that you’ve gained a better understanding of this concept, let’s see what are some of the most important benefits of sit-stand desks.

  1. It Is A Handy Way To Break Up Long Sitting Time

Sitting for too long can have a negative impact on your health. Nevertheless, when your job involves sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day, you may not be able to avoid it.

While it may seem easy to stand up and take a break every now and then, in practice it may prove to be hard, if not impossible. When you work under the pressure of tight deadlines, the last thing you need is to walk away from your desk every 30 minutes or so. Also, if you work in customer service, you may have to stay at your desk to pick up calls throughout the entire duration of your work day.

The first and foremost benefit of sit-stand desks is that they allow you to break the long hours of sitting without having to interrupt your work. You can alternate sitting with standing without needing to take frequent breaks from your work. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes, like these from Orthotic Shop. If you are standing for any duration of time you will want a shoe that not only feels comfortable and cushioned but that supports your feet while you stand. 

  1. Standing Is Good For You (In Moderation Only)

Standing is not only a good method to break down long sitting streaks but also to stay active throughout the day. Standing for about three hours a day brings you the same health benefits as running one marathon a month. 

  1. You Can Alternate Sitting With Standing

We’ve already mentioned that standing all day can be as harmful as sitting. This is why a standing desk may not be the best solution of all. A sit-stand desk would allow you to switch between sitting and standing whenever you want, thus enabling you to alternate the sitting and standing periods. You can choose these intervals as you want, in order to find a balance between the two.

  1. You Can Improve Your Focus And Your Productivity

Studies have shown that the introduction of sit-stand desks in some offices resulted in a 46 percent productivity increase. This makes sit-stand desks not only good for your employees’ health, but also a solid investment in the future of your business.

  1. You’ll burn More Calories Without Exercising

Last but not least, a sit-stand desk would allow you to burn more calories without having to exercise more. The simple act of standing burns more calories than maintaining the sitting posture. If you think a little about this, you’ll see that it makes sense. 

Studies have shown that subjects using a standing desk burned about 0.7 extra calories per minute. This adds up to about 30,000 calories per year. The studies took into consideration three hours a day of standing, five days a week.

Dorian Koci

Dr. Dorian Koçi is a historian, Director of National Historical Museum of Albania and lecturer in Tirana State University, Faculty of History and Philology and New York University of Tirana.