There are many reasons why one should alternate between sitting and standing regularly throughout the working day. You reduce the chance of getting a multitude of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart failure, obesity, etc. After all, because you are no longer sitting continuously, your behaviour is no longer sedentary. You also reduce the risk of musculoskeletal complaints, such as back pain, neck pain and CANS (Complaints Arm, Neck and Shoulders - previously named RSI).
We talk about ergonomics when the user can adjust his or her workplace to their own measurements and needs. If this is not possible or hard to do and people adopt a non-ergonomic posture during the working day, there is a chance of complaints arising.
A sit-stand desk is the ultimate means to adjust the workplace to your own measurements. The desk can be adjusted in height at the touch of a button. We come across many people who find it too much trouble to adjust a crank adjustable desk, so they don’t adjust the desk at all. That is a thing of the past at a sit-stand desk.
In addition to the fact that it is good for body and mind to alternate sitting and standing: people really enjoy having the freedom of movement. People were not originally built to spend whole days sitting. This results in an urge to move and to get up. This inner urge is met with a sit-stand desk.
You stay fit
Occasionally getting up and work while standing during the day reduces fatigue and keeps you fit. The internal "heater" stays on slightly. Every rigid, steady posture (no matter how comfortable) ultimately leads to fatigue and muscle tension. The occurrence of this tiredness and tension is a signal that the body needs to be moving. v By ensuring that you stay fit, you prevent that you go home tired and lifeless at the end of the day. This is also conducive to the balance between work and private life.
Working while standing promotes blood flow to and from the brain (supply of oxygen-rich blood). This improves concentration and therefore performance and productivity, which is not only pleasant for the employee, but also financially interesting. Research has shown that people who work at a sit-stand desk are 12% -18% more productive.
More resilient and a good mood
Research shows that standing regularly is associated with a better mood. People feel happier, more energetic, healthier and less stressed. Employees who feel good about themselves can tolerate stress better. The mental load capacity improves, so that you can manage the work better.