Getting sick of feeling like you’ve been sitting around all day? Or feeling a bit bloated after lunch – and worried you will snooze away if you sit down? Then you need an adjustable desk! Overcome all those productivity and post-lunch hurdles by simply transforming your desk when you want to and boom your steps are up and your productivity gets a second wind!
Ok all jokes aside, there are many non-lunch related benefits, but using a standing desk on a daily basis can have some high impact health benefits that will improve your work lifestyle, and can help to reduce ongoing health risks by fostering more movement throughout the day - helping counteract the normal sedentary office lifestyle.
Height adjustable standing desks provide users with the ease of alternating between sitting and standing positions whenever they want – sit in the mornings and stand in the afternoons. With a push of a button, most standing desks can transform within seconds and you are in full control of how you want to work throughout the day. Height adjustable standing desks provide users with the ease of choosing the appropriate desk height no matter how tall or short you are, or whether you want to sit, stand, or anything in-between.
So how will this make your work-life fitter and more productive?
1. Lower your risk of weight gain and obesity
One of the most popular reasons for workers to get a standing desk is the benefit of lowering your risk of weight gain and obesity. When compared to an afternoon of sedentary work, an equal amount of time spent standing has been shown to burn over 170 additional calories. Over the course of a year, that’s about 30,000 calories burned, which according to Doctor John Buckley is equivalent to running about ten marathons in a single year - no intensive training required! So you can skip the gym by just raising your desk (well almost)
2. May lower your risk of heart disease
It is widely accepted around the world that the more time you spend sitting, the greater your risk of developing heart diseases is. Adults who spend two or more hours per day sitting have an increased risk of health problems related to cardiovascular disease, including chest pain and heart attacks. Prolonged sedentary time is thought to increase the risk of heart disease by up to 147%. So get off your butt and help your heart!
3. May lower blood sugar levels
If you didn’t know already, after eating a meal your blood sugar levels take a spike upwards and can have negative effects to your health if you spend the whole afternoon sitting afterwards - this can dramatically increase your chance of getting type 2 diabetes. In a small study of 10 office workers, standing for 180 minutes after lunch reduced the blood sugar spike by 43% compared to sitting for the same amount of time. Both groups took the same amount of steps, indicating that the smaller spike was due to standing rather than additional physical movements around the office.
4. Reduce back pain and better posture
Back pain is one of the most common complaints of office workers who sit all day; however, it can easily be countered with a height-adjustable standing desk. The simple act of standing can also improve your core strength, leading to better overall posture. A small study had participants use standing desks for several weeks and they reported up to a 32% improvement in lower back pain after several weeks.
5. Improve mood and energy levels
Standing desks appear to have a positive influence on overall well-being. It sounds like a bold claim, but research has shown that there are links between sedentary time and an increased risk of both depression and anxiety. In one 7-week study, participants using standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who remained seated the entire workday. Additionally, 87% of those using standing desks reported increased vigour and energy throughout the day and upon returning to their old desks, overall moods reverted to their original levels.
Loctek Standing Desk Solutions
Loctek is a top manufacturer that focuses on delivering ergonomic work solutions such as height adjustable desks, monitor mounts, standing workstations and much more. Loctek is globally recognised for its innovative and creative designs that not only deliver effective work solutions but also are high quality and built to last.
PB stocks a large range of Loctek height adjustable standing desks that come in a range of sizes, so you can easily find the best one for your working environment. These standing desks help to improve blood circulation, relieve neck or back pain, help burn calories, prevent cardiovascular disease and support better posture.
A favourite pick from our PB specialists is the Loctek ET118B.The Loctek ET118B 48-inch electric height adjustable desk is loaded with all the great features you need to boost your productivity and comfort. The Loctek ET118B gives you the most bang for your buck, allowing you to focus on finding the perfect balance of sitting and standing throughout the day.
And it doesn’t need to look ugly, you can work in style on a modern tempered glass desk top finished with rounded edges for superior safety, comfort, durability, and elegance. And is constructed with powder-coated steel tubing, our desk frame resists scratches and stains and ensures stability even at the highest setting. Its convenient pull-out drawer which is embedded in the desktop provides more storage space for your home office supplies.
Stable Desk Frame with Advanced Functions
- Up/Down Movement: allowing you to adjust the desk's height for smooth up/down movement with ease.
- 4 x Height Memory Buttons: featuring 4 x programmable memory pre-sets for multiple positions so you can just set and go.
- Child Lock Button: The control function can be locked up to prevent accidental movement from your kids or pets giving you peace of mind at home.
- 3 x USB Charging Ports: 2 embedded Type A and 1 Type C USB Charging port so you can charge everything on your desk!