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Why you should be working standing up

Around the world, the nature of the way we work is changing. Digital disruption offers limitless opportunities for businesses, but what is it doing for their employees?

Collectively, we are spending more hours sitting hunched over a computer screen for longer periods than ever before – and our bodies are suffering for it.

Studies continue to show that too much sitting can have far more serious adverse effects on our health than we realise. From chronic pain to obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and even certain cancers, spending more than three hours a day in a seated position leads to serious and often completely preventable health issues over time.

But what if we told you there was a simple way to alleviate all this and lead a healthier life both in and out of the workplace? If sitting is the problem, it’s only natural that standing would be the solution, and the easy way to bring more standing into your work day ergonomically is with a sit-to-stand workspace solution like Varidesk.

Rather than tiring the body out, working standing up caters to the way our bodies work best, producing a host of benefits in terms of both health and productivity from the very first day of use. These are just a few of them.

Relief from pain

The hunching and slouching positions we tend to assume for most of the workday places unnecessary strain on the shoulders, neck and spine, particularly in the lower back. Standing while working encourages good posture and allows the spine to return to its most natural form, helping to relieve work-related pain.

Weight loss

The workplace is a leading contributor to unhealthy and sedentary lifestyles. And with rates of obesity rising throughout the developed world, simply standing up at work is an easy way to boost the metabolism and lose those extra kilogrammes.

Heart Health

In the US, heart disease accounts for a quarter of all deaths, but spending less time sitting has been proven to positively affect heart health and lower cholesterol levels.

Productivity and alertness

The increased blood flow encouraged by periodically standing throughout the workday helps to prevent fatigue and increases productivity.

It’s time to make a stand for your health. Most of us spend at least 8 hours of every day at work – doesn’t it make sense to ensure that time is as comfortable and productive as it can be? Varidesk is the simple, affordable and ergonomic way to make it happen.

Why you should be working standing up