So, I am looking at proposing the office get a few standing (stand-up) desks, or at the very least, for myself. I do not like sitting all the time, my legs get tired, knees get sore, it’s not very collaborative and quite isolating.
Some points I would like to bring to support my argument would be (high level without going into too much detail on each):
- Lowers risk or weight gain and obesity
- May lower blood sugar levels
- May lower risk of heart disease
- Reduce back pain
- Helps improve mood and energy levels
- Boost productivity
By reducing sedentary time, we can improve physical, metabolic and even mental health. Sitting less and standing more is such an important lifestyle change. This is not to say everyone should do it, or that it should be done all the time, try and split your day 50/50 to standing and sitting. Most standing desks have the ability to be adjusted to height, so even if placed in a more social or open space, which creates an opportunity for ad-hoc quick meetings or discussions.
So, do you have any feedback or input you would like to share with regards to this? I feel this is not standard practices in businesses and should be more strongly emphasised within the workspace. Have you had any experiences with standing desks? Please share.