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According to the Australian National Health Survey, only 55% of Australian adults are meeting the recommended level of activity. Meaning almost half of us aren’t being active enough.
So, why aren’t we getting the recommended about of physical activity per week?
Well, when you consider that the average working adult has a full-time Monday to Friday, 9-5 job, and spends most of their workday seated, the picture becomes a lot clearer. We spend a lot of our waking time at work than we do anywhere else. Meaning, we have minimal time to exercise.
The solution? Well, just by investing in a different desk that promotes activity during the day can make all the difference. So, without further ado, here are the top benefits of sit-stand desks:
Relieve back pain
Like poor posture, you may think that your back pain is caused by sitting long hours per day, however it is not something that you have to live with or accept as part of work. If you invest in comfortable chair designed with the right back and lumbar support, and alternate with periods of standing, you will likely remedy your back pain.
Gives you an energy boost
Often the first change people notice when they start using a sit-stand desk was that they had more energy. Small movements and active moments throughout the day can help you stay awake and alert. If you tend to feel sluggish throughout your workday, adding a few periods of standing can help boost your energy and enthusiasm.
By standing regularly, the right posture position will start to become second nature and doesn’t put pressure on your spine that sitting can. Sitting for long periods can put pressure on your back and discs, resulting in back, shoulder, and neck discomfort.
Increases your productivity
If your workday seems long, and you find yourself distracted, standing up can give you a focus and mood boost to increase your productivity. Standing helps us feel healthier, and when we feel good, we are often in a better mood. So, if you are having a slow workday, or your productivity has plummeted, get on your feet!
Increases your concentration
Standing pumps blood around your body and to your brain, therefore increasing your brain function. When we sit for a long time, everything seems to slow down, including our brains. In fact, people who used standing desks said they felt more focused.
At Abax Kingfisher as office and educational furniture suppliers, we understand the impact furniture can have on the health and wellbeing of students and workers. We offer a range or innovative and ergonomic height adjustable desks suitable for any work or educational space. If you want to introduce sit-stand desks to your office or classroom, call 1300 811 054 and talk to us about how we can bring your vision to life.