Whether you’re at home, school or work, a desk is typically associated with taking a seat. The thought of it all might even make you drowsy, as you remember the times where you could barely keep your eyes open while trying to finish your pile of tasks. Here at Iron Age, we wanted to expand the idea of what a desk could allow you to do. That’s why all of our desk collections feature a height adjustable option. We believe that having the option to stand or sit is paramount to producing the highest quality work possible. What are the actual benefits of standing while working? Allow us to elaborate…
Perhaps the most immediate improvement is exemplified in one word: productivity. We’ve all been there. You’ve been working non-stop for hours. You’ve gotten a lot done, and yet, it feels like there’s even more still to be finished. Your thoughts begin to race. Your legs become restless. Suddenly, it feels as though staying seated and finishing the day is nothing short of impossible. With a height adjustable desk, all you have to do is stand up, stretch your legs, maybe walk in place a bit, and get back to work.
In addition to improving your ability to work, the flexibility of a height adjustable desk can also you improve your ability to live. As discussed in an article published by Harvard Health, “Other potential health benefits of a standing desk are assumed based on the finding that long hours of sitting are linked with a higher risk of:
· Cardiovascular Disease
· Cancer (especially cancers of the colon or breast)
· Premature Death”
Additionally, incorporating a healthy balance of sitting and standing can help relieve and reduce back pain. It is important to note that it’s not recommended to begin standing for long periods of time if you’re used to sitting all day. Try to find a good balance and gradually increase the amount of time you’re able to stand each day.
We could go on and on about the benefits that height adjustable desk offers, but we just wanted to briefly highlight some of the biggest.