If you’re a business owner or have a home office, you might be interested to learn about the benefits of using a standing desk as opposed to a traditional sitting one.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of standing while working rather than sitting all day.
Burn More Calories and Engage More Muscles
One of the biggest benefits of standing while working is the fact that standing simply takes more energy than sitting. While standing instead of sitting for a few hours definitely won’t erase the need for vigorous exercise, it can help to strengthen muscles that you wouldn’t normally be using and give your metabolism a little boost. When you’re trying to stay healthy, every little bit counts!
Improve Posture and Avoid Back Pain
Sitting all day can result in a number of issues due to slouching and strain on the neck and back. Because standing helps to strengthen the back and core muscles, you can better support your own body weight.
That said, it’s important to make sure that your standing posture is good, too, and does not involve too much curvature in the lower spine.
Avoid Long-Term Health Issues
People who sit all day are over twice as likely to have a heart attack as people who stand or are more active. Standing can increase your circulation and reduce your blood pressure, leading to the potential for fewer long time heart-related health issues.
Improve Your Focus
Standing while you work can actually help you to think more actively and be more productive throughout your day. While it seems strange that being more active can help you avoid fatigue, it seems that standing while working can actually help you avoid tiredness during the day and keep you alert and working hard.
Learn more about sitting versus standing at work with this infographic: