pprk. Desks. September 30th , 2017.
Standing desks have become extremely popular lately, and now they come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. Some even come with optional accessories like a built in treadmill or exercise bike (however, I am not sure sweating at work is a good idea).
There are also going to be days when you are too tired to stand all day, and then you will be grateful for the ability to put your desk back to a sitting position. The way this works with a lot of desks is that they have two levels that you can keep them at.
In addition to more movement and better circulation standing also burns more calories than sitting (about 300 more during the average eight-hour workday). One of the biggest chunks of time spent sitting is during the typical eight-hour work day. Incorporating more movement throughout the office employee`s workday can improve their overall health and happiness.
If you are looking at standing desks, one of the best options is actually getting one that allows the user to sit or stand. We know the dangers of too much sitting; however there also is a danger if you are standing all day long. Standing for hours not only causes extreme fatigue, but issues with blood flow can also result. The ideal solution is the ability to stand when you have energy, and then sit when you get tired. For myself, I like to stand at work in the morning for 2-3 hours, and then sit during the afternoon.
The stand up desk has become very popular in recent years and there are now many options for this type of furniture. If you really want to be healthy you could try a standing desk that comes with a built-in treadmill. That way you can walk or maybe even run while you work; there will never be any more need to go to the gym.
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