In recent years, the negative impacts of sitting all day have become unnervingly clear. An even more scary fact is that even daily exercise does not seem to have any counter-effect to prolonged sedentary activity. An hour of exercise during the time before or after work does not do anything to erase the damage that is done when sitting at a desk for the majority of the day. Many people do not have an exercise routine at all through the week, and spend virtually every moment sitting down.
To try and combat this sedentary activity, more and more office employees are investing in height-adjustable workstations. Making this lifestyle switch has many positive benefits on both physical and psychological health. Here are some of the psychological benefits of using a standing desk at work.
Research has found that standing at work can improve your mood. This is due to other major boosts related to psychological health that, when combined, make you feel an overall sense of improvement. When standing at a height-adjustable workstation, employees found that they had more energy, felt less tension and expressed feeling less confused while working. These same subjects found that they were happier overall, experiencing less depression as they worked with more vigor and focus. When returning to their chairs and sitting, their moods went back to their previous state shortly. After just two weeks of standing, their mood had improved significantly.
Improved Performance at Work
One of the biggest psychological benefits of standing is that subjects saw an improvement in their performance at work after only a short amount of time. Though being able to perform certain tasks, such as reading and typing, did not improve, the ability to focus while working and remaining on task did, allowing the employee to present better quality work. Employees also found that, due to the boost in mood and energy, they were more productive than while sitting at their desks.
Improved Cognitive Function
It is very important to remain at the top of one’s game while at work to reach professional goals. There has been no research to show that standing at work has any impact on cognitive function; however, it is important to note that there are no negative implications experienced when a person decides to seek the benefits of standing at a height-adjustable workstation. Since there are a multitude of physical and other psychological benefits, employees are still encouraged to stand periodically through their day.
Get Your Height-Adjustable Workstation
Standing at work is an investment that will improve both your physical and psychological wellbeing. The Sit2Stand Height-Adjustable Workstation features a unique design that allows the user to go from sitting to standing, and vice versa, swiftly and easily. Being able to change positions throughout the day optimizes the benefits of standing at work. If you would like more information on this standing desk, view our product page or contact a representative with Uprite Ergo today.