Did you know it’s recommended to stand for at least 15 minutes each hour of your work day?
Office desk jobs can have quite the impact on our health, whether we recognise it or not. Sitting for eight hours a day, 5 days a week, with the exception of our endless coffee breaks, of course, can cause neck and back pain, lack of focus and productivity, and even harm to our posture. These may seem like problems with no solution. I mean, we have to go to work, right? Even though there aren’t many reasonable solutions, there is one that I stand by… pun intended.
My favourite standing desk is the MOFT Z Stand because it’s fully portable; it folds flat so you can use it both at home and in your office. And for that 45 minutes you may not be standing? You can use the Z stand sitting as well. It has three adjustable angles for when you choose to sit, and none of them will cause you to hunch over your laptop. It really is the best of both worlds!
Using a standing desk has endless health benefits that many of us don’t even realise. According to Healthline, using a standing desk can boost your productivity, mood, and energy, as well as improve your posture. Standing throughout your work day, even for 15 minutes at a time, forces you to be uncomfortable. Admit it, we all get caught up snuggled in a blanket in our joggers, sitting at our WFH desk.
In one study by PubMed Central, researchers found that those using a standing desk reported lower stress and fatigue levels than those who sat all day. In addition to lower stress levels, the majority of standing desk users experienced significantly higher levels of energy and vigour. Which, in turn, leads to higher productivity, despite what some may think of a standing desk. There are theories that say a standing desk hinders daily work tasks like typing, but in a study of 60 employees, there was no significant difference in characters typed and errors made between those sitting and standing.
Oh, I haven’t convinced you yet? Give me one more chance... Does this look like you?
Guilty? Me too. Posture is one of those things that we all know we need to work on, but never actually do. A standing desk may just be your saving grace.
Standing up, as mentioned previously, can be uncomfortable at first because, let’s face it, we’re not used to it! Standing up forces us to focus on our posture, which will lessen your neck and back pain. Avoiding pain in your back has to be a preemptive measure. Once you already have pain, it’s nearly too late. Ensuring you make time to stand throughout the day can prevent this type of pain.
Clearly, the benefits of a sit-stand desk are unmatched. There’s no denying that incorporating a standing desk will help your productivity, mood, energy levels, and overall health. Stand up for your health and grab your Z Stand today!