There is a lot of misinformation traveling around offices about those oh-so-popular height-adjustable workstations that have everyone standing at work. Some are very “pro-standing” while others have you sitting right back in your chair. What is the truth? Is it true that you can never wear a nice pair of heels to the job again if you invest in a standing desk? How will you stand all day, while wearing a hot blazer, as soon as you get your new desk? Do not worry: the truth is, height-adjustable workstations are truly worth the investment and very easy to incorporate into the average daily lifestyle of most employees—if you follow a few tips and forget about the myths. Here are some myths about standing desks debunked, as well as what you should wear at your standing desk to make your life standing at work more comfortable.
Good posture is the best way to avoid stiffness, pain and injury, as well as to promote effective circulation and breathing. The most central component of good posture is your spine position; most elements of posture are at least partly intended to avoid damaging imbalance and to keep pressure off your spine. But good posture is different depending on where you are and what you are doing. Here are the basic elements of posture for when you are sitting, standing or on the move while working at your Sit2Stand Height-Adjustable Workstation.
Recent studies have shown that standing desks in school can improve student health and performance. This does not come as a surprise to medical or psychological professionals, as the benefits of standing while working have long been known, and employees who have switched to standing at work have seen improvements in cognitive function. However, utilizing height-adjustable workstations in schools is an idea that has just recently been visited.
You have probably noticed a growing trend among offices in your area. More and more employers are switching to height-adjustable workstations for desk/computer positions. In fact, it is not just the small hometown businesses that have jumped onto this bandwagon—you will find Google, AOL, Twitter, Facebook and GlaxoSmithKline among the largest and most successful companies that have encouraged their employees to start standing at work. This has led many others to wonder: “What is so special about those standing desks, and how could they possibly improve employee wellbeing?”
Standing desks have become popular recently, and as a result, there is a great deal of conflicting information available. Many of the objections to standing or adjustable desks come from misunderstandings about how they should be used or from assumptions about what using these desks will require. Here are three common myths about standing desks.
Posture is not just a matter of looking professional: the way you stand and sit can have a serious impact on your health and comfort. Over time, bad posture becomes a bad habit and starts to alter the shape of your body, especially your spine. Here are some signs that you may need to adjust your posture.
Keeping a good fitness routine and healthy home lifestyle is great, but all of that hard work is for nothing if you are not also following healthy habits while on the job. Most people spend the majority of their day sedentary. This is often due to the fact that they work at a computer desk or another job that has them sitting at work. Do not worry, you do not have to change your profession to stay healthy, simply implement some lifestyle changes instead.
Standing at work is becoming very popular. You might even have a few “standers” in your own office. With all of the new information that is released each day about the harmful effects of sedentary activity, more and more people are investing in a height-adjustable workstation for their own workspace. You are certainly curious, and may even want to try this new way of staying healthy out for yourself, but like many others, you are concerned that making this lifestyle change will be difficult.
The millennial wave is now taking over workplaces across the United States. 40 percent of the American workforce is described as people between the ages of 18 years old and 30. That number is expected to increase to upwards of 75 percent in the coming years. This generation brings some very unique changes to their places of employment. While older generations have been characterized with the tendency to adapt to their workplace, millennials are different—they expect their workplace environment to adapt to their ergonomic needs, such as using height-adjustable workstations. Millennials also thrive on healthy competition, whereas the generations of workers before them leaned towards collaboration. Transparency in the workplace is a must.
Mornings can get pretty hectic. From getting yourself ready to rushing any children you might have out the door, caring for pets and all the random road blocks in between, you are lucky to be wearing matching shoes by the time that you make it to the office. One very important part of your morning almost always gets pushed to the backburner—breakfast. In your “go, go, go” lifestyle, you rarely have a weekday morning that you can relax and actually enjoy a yummy first meal. Even though you are busy, skipping breakfast is not the healthiest move. Breakfast is widely considered the most important meal of the day by many experts. It gives you the energy that you need to propel yourself throughout your day and is also linked to maintaining a healthy weight and performing successfully.