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Oct 2014
Benefits of the standing desk
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Chances are those long hours that you have logged at the office have taken a toll on you mentally and most likely physically. Minor backaches have turned into a chronic ailment. In fact, up to 70% of working Americans will experience back pain. An adjustable height station is a great option for those who spend their days at a desk. This allows you get on your feet and has proven to increase productivity. Check out all of the benefits below:

  1. Increased Productivity     
  2. Many who use a standing desk state that standing allows them to focus on the task at hand. You are constantly engaging your muscles therefore more alert. Instead of sending an email to coworkers, you can simply just walk to the next office and ask your question. This makes your day more efficient.

  3. Quicker Metabolism
  4. You can burn an extra 60 calories each hour while standing versus sitting. In fact if you stand each day, you can lose up to 25 pounds in one year.

  5. Longer Life Expectancy
  6. Studies have shown that sitting for prolonged periods of time shortens life expectancy. As a matter of fact sitting for longer than six hours, you have a 37% increased risk of an earlier death.

  7. Stop Fatigue
  8. May sound like it doesn’t work but in fact it does: standing helps to reduce fatigue. Instead of slumping into your office chair, you are inclined to stand up straighter at your standing desk. You release restless energy in exchange of hitting tired slumps.

  9. Save Your Back
  10. Standing will force you to have better posture and in return, less back pain. Slouching in a chair will cause long term back problems but standing at a desk will increase your back muscles.

Ready to take the leap and find the right standing desk for your office? See some of our featured products:

Safco® Adjustable Height Stand- Up Workstation
Safco®
Adjustable Height Stand- Up Workstation,
29w x 22d x 49h, Cherry/ Black

Safco® Adjustable Height Stand- Up Workstation
Safco®
Adjustable Height Stand- Up Workstation,
29w x 22d x 49h, Oak/ Black

Safco® Adjustable Height Workstation
Safco®
Adjustable Height Workstation,
29- 1/ 2 x 22d x 34h, Oak/ Black

BALT® Web A/ V Stand- Up Workstation
BALT®
Web A/ V Stand- Up Workstation,
34w x 31d x 44- 1/ 2h, Black

BALT® Hi- Hi- Lo Adjustable Pneumatic Workstation
BALT®
Hi- Hi- Lo Adjustable Pneumatic Workstation,
39- 1/ 2 x 31- 1/ 4 x 39- 1/ 4, Teak/ Black

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