Sit stand desk
Why buy a sit-stand desk?
Alternating between sitting and standing during work offers you a greater variety of work positions throughout the day. This results in less discomfort for the back, neck and shoulders compared to only doing sitting work at a regular table (Choi, 2010; Konijn et al., 2008; Hedge & Ray, 2004; Karlqvist, 1998).
The effect of alternating between standing and sitting is a higher, lengthier concentration level (Ebara, et al., 2008). Actual performance when working at a computer is also improved by a sit-stand desk (Garrett et al., 2016; Choi, 2010; Hedge & Ray, 2004).
Health benefits of a sit-stand desk
Below are five benefits of working at a sit-stand desk.
1. More flexibility and movement range
When you are standing up, your body is in constant movement because all of it is involved, from the feet to the back, neck and shoulders. By working in a standing position you reduce the chances of physical problems like headaches and back and neck pain in the short as well as the long term. But standing up during the entire workday is not the solution either. This is about properly alternating between sitting and standing work. A sit-stand desk stimulates you in the process.
2. Fitness is improved
The fitness of the user considerably improves with a sit-stand desk. We are talking about physical as well as mental fitness. Because the user of the sit-stand desk is stimulated to move more, the body is now in motion more than it used to.
3. Performance improves
Working while standing up helps your blood circulate more efficiently, so your brain takes more oxygen in. This raises your concentration capacities, improving your creativity. As a positive effect, your problem-solving abilities improve and you can perform better.
4. Lower the chances of overweight
As mentioned in the previous benefits, standing work demands more of your body than sitting work. When you alternate between sitting and standing work, you burn more calories than when you only work sitting down. It also helps break down sugars and fats, so you lower your chances of overweight. If you are interested in moving more behind your sit-stand desk, it is best to do it in combination with our WORK & MOVE software. This software will coach you actively and give you tips and advice.
5. Lower sickness absenteeism
In addition to the fact that a sit-stand desk improves workers’ health, chances of more serious cardiovascular conditions are reduced. This translates directly into lower sickness absenteeism at the workplace because workers are fitter – plain and simple.
Adjusting a sit-stand desk
Every sit-stand desk from BakkerElkhuizen can be quickly and easily adjusted to a comfortable working height. In just a few seconds you can turn your sitting workspace into a standing workspace.
Electrically adjustable sit-stand desk:
This sit-stand desk uses an electro motor that is integrated into the base of the table. By simply pressing a button on the control pad, using hotkeys or with the click of a mouse, you can quickly and easily adjust the height of your sit-stand desk.
Gas spring adjustable sit-stand desk:
You can adjust this sit-stand desk by pressing on a lever, which will raise the desk top. To lower the desk top, you pull and hold the lever while pushing down the desk top with your hand.
Take a look at the Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk Riser 2
Do you have questions about a specific sit-stand desk, or do you still need expert advice? You can contact one of our specialists, who will be happy to help you right away. You can also make an appointment.