A recent article in the BBC highlighted research that suggests that standing desks, which allow employees to alter their position during the day, may boost performance at work and time sitting was greatly reduced.
Sit-stand desks have been gaining in popularity over the years and this new research cited from the BBC has brought them to the mainstream, so let’s find out some more about the sit-stand desk.
What are sit-stand desks?
Sit-stand desks are height-adjustable desks that allow you to either sit or stand and work. They often feature a crank handle or an electrical motor that allows you to adjust the height of the table.
What are the health benefits of sit-stand desks?
There are many reported health benefits to these desks. One is that it forces some movement into your working day and stops the amount of time you are sitting. It is also said that employees are less tired when they stand and more engaged in their work.
Research also found that people were less anxious and cited an improved quality of life as well as reported improvements to musculoskeletal problems. The 21st Century office has meant there is less need to leave your desk and this lack of movement has caused problems. That’s why adding in some movement to your day with a sit-stand desk is beneficial to your health and wellbeing.
What are the best sit-stand desks?
Here are our top picks of some the best sit-stand desks available. You can purchase these directly on our website or contact us to find out more.
Temptation C – Sit-Stand Desk
Features: 5 adjustable height options with manual height-adjustment plus an electric motor with a wide adjustment range from 650 to 1,250 mm. It has several add-on options like the 3rd level adapter in three positions at any depth for attachment of function bridge, screen element, monitor holder and lighting. If you would like to know more about this desk, please contact us.
Gravity Sit-stand Desk
Features: With large worktop supported on one leg and invisible structure, it brings a levitating surface to mind. Electric height adjustment system ensures ergonomics of the desk and a smooth change of working position from seated to standing. If you would like to know more about this desk, please contact us.
Rectangular Height Adjustable Desk
Features: Fully adjustable height and width frame with a crank handle that comes as standard and is adjustable between 695mm up to 995mm. Dimensions: W: 1200/1400/1600/1800 x D: 800 x H: 695mm to 995mm and available in beech, birch, maple, light oak, walnut and white MFC finish. Buy it here. We also have the Wave version in stock on our website, check it out here.
HiRise Sit-stand desks
Features: intuitive left or right-hand touch controls, a digital display panel and four programmable memory buttons for personalised height settings.
You Fit Sit-stand desk
Features: Comprising a system of height-adjustable tables, the work station is made up of melamine tops that can be adjusted by means of a crank handle or electrically. If you would like to know more about this desk, please contact us.