Are you currently at working sitting down and pretending to do some work but instead you are reading this really awesome article?
Don’t worry, you can’t be blamed, just make sure you are not caught! (Winks)
However, if you are sitting down at work presently, you have probably been sitting for hours and still have a few hours of sitting left before you leave work. And this is your work routine every work day. Although you might feel you are lucky not to be working with people out in the field, sitting everyday can actually cause your body to ache sometimes.
Have you then ever wondered if a standing desk is way better for you at work?
If you want to be or feel more active, standing desks can help with that
In America, 68 percent of the population are working in an office environment and probably sit for long hours everyday, and it is general knowledge that sitting for long periods of time, not moving around is never good for our health. Actually, people who sit for long hours everyday are more likely to have health issues like heart failure or heart disease which is not great. Instead of a sitting desk, using a standing desk can encourage you to move around more.
Standing reduces the amount of lethargy and stress you feel while sitting down, making you feel more active and energetic. It is also understood that using a standing desk can likewise help those who suffer bad posture or back pain, as one’s body can’t just endure sitting in a chair or been slouched in a chair that does not align with the shape of one’s back.
A study by the United State National Library of Medicine has helped us get more understanding on the health benefits of standing desks. They explain that rather than sitting at your desk at work, standing instead helps your blood sugars get back to normal after your meal. This in return helps in regulating your hormone and also a faster metabolism.
Yes, there are many benefits to using a standing desk, however, are they any better than using sitting desks?
Some experts actually believe that standing desks are not any better than sitting desks. An ergonomic seating professional noted that it does not matter if you are standing or sitting for over 7 hours a day, as far as an individual is sitting or standing in one place, he/she is still sedentary.
Therefore, except you take a walk or jog around during your lunch break after sitting or standing up through out the day, there is actually no difference between using a sitting desks or standing desks. So, the best way you can stay healthy while you work in an office environment is to take regular walk or exercise breaks. You can also just go outside to but lunch or do some stretches during breaks
Doing any movement at all Is necessary for good health. Although using a standing desk might look like a nice idea with good benefits, there is however no difference between the two desks. And that makes it left to you to choice which suits you better.