Summary:Standing desks are one of the most popular trends in ergonomicsMake no mistake; most modern office w...
are one of the most popular trends in ergonomics
Make no mistake; most modern office workers sit too much. On average, Canadians sit around 10 hours a day - mostly at work. And our sitting posture tends to damage our health, mood, and waistlines. While everyone seems to agree, there are different views on the position we should take to deal with the negative impact of paperwork. Standing desks are one of the most popular trends in office ergonomics, and their popularity shows no sign of waning. A survey of human resources experts pointed out that providing employees with standing desks is the fastest growing health benefit trend.
There are two main types of standing desks: fixed-height standing desks that allow employees to stand while working, and seated standing desks that can be adjusted to a sitting or standing height. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of standing desks vs sit-stand desks.
Research has shown that standing can make us more focused and productive by increasing engagement in tasks and improving working memory. This makes standing desks ideal for tasks that require short bursts of energy, such as answering emails or making phone calls. They also provide a convenient team collaboration hub.
You might want to consider a fixed-height standing desk for several reasons. First, fixed-height standing desks are less expensive than sit-stand desks, which have a variety of inexpensive options. Second, fixed-height desks have fewer moving parts and are therefore generally easier to install. The simplified design also provides excellent stability and makes managing wires and cables easier.
If you want to create a workstation that combines fitness equipment like a treadmill or stationary bike with a desk, a standing desk is the right choice. For workers using fixed-height standing desks, it is critical to take a break and ensure their desk is configured to be at the top height of the computer screen.