Whilst once considered a strange choice of office furniture, height adjustable desks have hugely increased in popularity in recent years.  As we now spend so much time hunched over a […]

Whilst once considered a strange choice of office furniture, height adjustable desks have hugely increased in popularity in recent years.  As we now spend so much time hunched over a computer, the benefits of opting to stand whilst working are many.  Moreover, choosing a desk with an adjustable height function ticks all the boxes for a healthier workstation choice.  Here are our top 4 benefits to consider.

1. Height Adjustable Desks – Improve Posture

Top of the list is the improvement to your posture.  Using a height adjustable desk allows you to use your monitor at eye level, positioned about 20 inches from your face.  Whereas sitting at a desk often puts substantial pressure on your back resulting in an aching back, neck and shoulders, a more natural standing position will not.  Furthermore, over time, your resultant posture will become second nature and reduce many painful symptoms.

2. Fewer Wrist Issues

When sitting down to use a computer, it’s easy to allow your wrists to drop and even rest on your keyboard.  This positioning can lead to repetitive strain injury and increase the pain of the pinched nerve issue, carpal tunnel syndrome.  By standing at your desk, your wrists, as with your back and neck, naturally take up a position more at ease. This creates less strain.  Consequently, your wrists are more ergonomically positioned which can even improve your typing speeds!

3. Circulation and Fitness are Boosted using Height Adjustable Desks

Standing up to work, we tend to move around much more than sitting down, even where smaller movements are concerned.  Equally, moving our legs means that blood flow increases.  As a result, the risk of blood clots, more commonly associated with sitting for long periods on flights, will be reduced.  Whilst standing uses our leg muscles more, it also improves our core strength and balance too.  Therefore, there are many hidden benefits of standing at a desk which even includes burning more calories!

4. Helps Lift Mood and Increases Focus

Because standing at your desk is likely to increase general movement, our mental awareness is higher.  If you’re slumped over a desk for hours at a time, you can become very tired and your mind less focused.  Consequently, standing makes us feel healthier.  As a result, we feel more engaged with our work and surroundings, less sluggish, more productive and very often in a much better mood.

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