4 Tips to Make the Most out of Your Sit-Stand Desk - Our GuideBy Daniel Angelini on June 30, 2020
Do you have sit-stand desks implemented in your workplace? If not, you should consider incorporating it today. Sit-stand desks have proven useful in terms of improving the productivity of employees and allowing them to be more active at work. These desks are also praised for providing health benefits to the workforce, allowing them to stay healthy and happy.
This doesn't mean that merely installing the desks is going to do all of that from the beginning. Nevertheless, there are several steps you can take to maximize the use of sit-stand desks. If you're planning to implement them into your workplace, keep these four tips in mind:
- Alternate between sitting and standing
The real beauty of sit-stand desks is that they give you the ability to alternate between sitting and standing. While sitting all day is known to cause a myriad of health problems, such as backaches and weak legs, standing for a long time also has its adverse effects, such as increased knee pains. In other words, spending all the time sitting or standing isn't good.
- Don't stand too long
Although we previously mentioned that standing too long can cause your body to ache, it does something else as well.
When you're active and doing your work, you burn calories at the same time. These calories are actually your energy, and they help you stay focused and productive. When you stand, these calories burn a lot faster, meaning that you'll also get tired much more quickly. If you stick to the rule that we had just shared a while ago, about alternating between standing and sitting, you prevent yourself from getting too tired.
- Set a timer
To remind you to sit and stand occasionally, we highly recommend that you set up a timer to help you stay alert. That said, manually setting a timer every time it goes off can get annoying after some time. Because of this, take some time to set up an application or software that'll automatically remind you when it’s time to alternate.
- Follow your urges
If you're sitting and suddenly you feel like standing, do it. If you're standing and you have the urge to sit, then take a seat. Remember, your body is telling you what it wants, and all you need to know is what to listen out for.
At the same time, if you feel like you're more productive in a particular posture or position, then follow it. If you feel more productive standing up, then feel free to stand up for most of the time. If you need to concentrate hard and can only do so sitting, feel free to keep on sitting.
Remember, a sit-stand desk is only as helpful as the person using it. By employing the tips we've shared above, you and your employees can make the most out of sit-stand desks, not only improving productivity but also helping to maintain and even enhance one's health.
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