TAKING A STAND: Benefits on using a sit-stand desk in the office.
Majority of people have desk jobs and find themselves sitting behind a desk for many hours of the day (Finch et al., 2017). According to recent studies, employees spend around 62% of their workday sitting (Wilmot et al., 2012).
Desk jobs are associated with neck and back pain and a study done by Pronk et al., (2012) found that using a sit-stand desk, helped to decrease overall sitting time by more than an hour per day. Sit-stand desks also decreased neck and back pain by 54% as well as increased the employees mood states.
Other benefits also found with using sit-stand desks are:
3. Lower risk for heart disease
5. Increase mood and energy levels
– References found at: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-benefits-of-a-standing-desk#section6
– Finch, L., Tomiyama, A. and Ward, A. (2017). Taking a Stand: The Effects of Standing Desks on Task Performance and Engagement. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(8), p.939.