- Standing work increases productivity
It is more difficult to be distracted by surfing sites and entertainment when you are standing, it sets you up for more focused work and reasonable energy consumption.
Studies show that standing work reduces fatigue, and also has a positive effect on the general physical and psychological state of employees.
- Reduces the risk of weight gain and obesity
Of course, the most effective way to burn calories is through sports, but you can lose weight just by changing the format of your work.
In fact, working standing from morning to lunch allows you to burn 170 calories. So, in a working week, you can burn almost 1000 calories.
- Helps lower blood sugar
A cursory study of 10 office workers found that if 3 hours after lunch were spent standing, blood sugar levels would be 43% lower compared to sitting. Both groups of subjects took the same number of steps, and the only difference was that some were sitting, others were standing.
- Reduces the risk of heart disease
For the first time, benefits for the heart from standing work were mentioned in 1953. The study showed that conductors who are constantly standing at work are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease as compared to their drivers.
Since then, scientists have developed this idea much further and determined that a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of heart failure by 147%.
- Desks for standing work eliminate back pain
Studies show that working while standing can eliminate chronic back pain caused by prolonged sitting.
In a study, standing up improved the situation in 32% of cases after a few weeks. Another CDC study showed that the sit-to-stand format allowed 54% of subjects to get rid of upper back and neck pain in just 4 weeks.