Standing desks are becoming more common in the modern workplace. Employees love them because they alleviate the monotony of sitting all day, and employers love them because it keeps their workforce happy and healthy.

Let’s look at some of the many benefits of a standing desk:

1.     Sitting for long hours is bad for your body and mind

It’s been proven through scientific study that a sedentary life can promote atrophy – not just in the muscles, but in the brain as well. The best way to avoid the damage is to avoid sitting for long periods of time. Even if you’re tied to your workstation all day, a standing desk allows you to change it up, adjust for different heights, and generally keep your blood flowing.

2.     Standing desks may reduce the risk of chronic disease

Some of the medical issues that standing desks can help to prevent are obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, simply by raising your metabolism. One study concluded that standing while you work can actually add two years to your expected life span.

3.     Standing desks may help you lose weight

The number of calories you burn in a day working at a standing desk is significantly more than it would be if you were sitting. Depending on your gender and how much lean muscle mass you already have, you could burn up to .2 calories more per minute. Hey, it’s probably not a substitute for the gym, but every little bit counts!

4.     Standing desks reduce back pain

Lower back pain is the scourge of anyone who works at a desk all day. No matter how perfectly engineered your ergonomic chair is, you are at risk for muscle aches, bulging discs, and more. Most of this pain is caused by postural stress, which can be alleviated by standing. An adjustable standing desk allows you to position yourself optimally so that you can avoid low back pain. A 2014 study showed that people who suffered from back pain noticed a 32 percent improvement after using a standing desk for just a couple of weeks. Another study showed that upper back and neck pain were reduced by more than 50 percent.

5.     Standing desks improve your mood

People that use standing desks tend to be happier, healthier, and less stressed-out than their chair-bound counterparts. Movement itself can be beneficial in boosting energy levels and attention-span, but it translates to a better quality of life overall.

6.     Standing desks boost productivity

If you’re used to sitting at your desk, you might be concerned about how it’s going to affect your productivity if you change things up. The truth is, if you feel better, you’re going to have greater focus and work more efficiently, which means your productivity will get a boost.

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