Try a standing desk for better productivity, energy and health

By Daniel Angelini on August 27, 2021

For many of us who work in an office or on a laptop, sitting is something that can seem to be inevitable. It’s a fact that sitting too much can have lots of negative impacts on our health, such as neck and shoulder pain, increased risk of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. All from sitting too much.

The answer is movement. Movement helps us to create a healthier, more productive workday and minimise a lot of these nasty risks. But, how does movement work when we are working at a computer all day? This is why we created our standing desk. Using a standing desk enables you to sit, stand and move: changing posture regularly and engaging our muscles often. Regular postural changes are essential for our musculoskeletal health particularly in avoiding low back pain and muscle and joint problems. More movement keeps our whole system in good shape.

A standing desk is an excellent catalyst for movement. You can dramatically reduce the toxic effects of the health risks from sitting too much by simply mixing it up between sitting and standing while you work. Plus when you’re up on your feet, you’re ready to move, and that’s exactly what we’re designed to do! Studies have shown that people who use standing desks move anywhere between 20-50% more than their seated colleagues.

Standing desks have also been proven to make you more productive. This is a result of the physical benefits on your body, such as increased circulation, increased breathing capacity and increased muscle engagement, all helping to boost your energy and make you perform better. In May 2016 research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicated that standing desks could increase employee productivity by up to 53%. Imagine how many more hours of output that is each year! What would your week look like with 10%, 20% or 50% more productivity?

What is MOVI?

MOVI is a smart, automated-lift standing desk, designed and engineered in Melbourne. MOVI converts your existing desk into a smart, automated-lift standing desk in seconds. MOVI is packed with smart features to help you get the most out of your day. To learn more, please visit