90% of Office Workers have a Standing Desk in EuropeStanding desks go back decades (even centuries). Winston Churchill wrote his speeches standing and Ernest Hemingway wrote his classics standing. However, it wasn’t until the late 1990’s that occupational health guidance in Denmark and Sweden began to recommend sit-stand (or standing) desks. These desks are now the norm and even mandatory in some European states.
How Can Standing be So Healthy?Standing is effective in burning calories, boosting blood circulation and tackling low blood pressure Because standing up encourages basic movement and fidgeting. All movement is important to activate key muscle groups and your metabolism. Furthermore, important enzymes which transfer bad cholesterol out of your arteries are much more effective when you stand.
Standing improves your posture and encourages mobility.
When standing you are naturally aligning your spine to an "S" shape and thereby engaging / strengthening your core muscles. It is also very important to just break-up sitting time and reduce the risk of staying in a "C" shape posture.
When you stand you are more confident and collaborative?
Standing will release endorphins and improves oxygen flow to your brain. This can make you more positive and revitalized. So, when you need to complete an important phone call or conclude a difficult discussion you will be much more effective doing so standing. Try it yourself and you will be amazed!
Certain tasks are done faster when standing.
You will be surprized how much faster simple and routine tasks can be done standing. Again, try going through your inbox or "to do" list standing. It’s crazy but you just get more admin stuff done standing!
Standing improves your breathing
By allowing the chest to be fully open, giving full facility to the diaphragm you will breath calmer and more regularly.
10 Benefits of Standing at WorkBelow we have summarized the top 10 reason to stand at work, but you may find many more:
KICK START YOUR METABOLISM
IMPROVED BLOOD CIRCULATION
BETTER BREATHING & OXYGEN FLOW TO THE BRAIN
ENGAGE KEY MUSCLE GROUPS
IMPROVE CONCENTRATION & COLLABORATION
REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE