Sit stand desks offer a number of benefits for both our physical and mental health, making them a great investment for any office fitout. By allowing us to move more during the day, sit stand desks can help to improve our posture, increase our energy levels and concentration, and reduce stress and anxiety. The benefits of sit stand desks are widely known across the global workforce and are quickly becoming one of the most favoured pieces of furniture for offices in all industries.
In this blog we’ll be discussing the benefits of height adjustable desks, and why they should be incorporated not only in offices all over the world, but more specifically, in your next office fitout transformation.
Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks
Improved Mental Health
A study conducted by the University of Exeter showed that employees who used sit stand desks reported feeling more energetic, less fatigued, and more productive than those who didn’t use them. From an employers standpoint, this is something to be considered when it comes to your workplace and atmosphere. The way your staff feels day in and day out, is going to have a great effect on their work performance, and the way they receive visitors to the office as well – creating an inviting and warm environment.
Increased & Elevated Concentration
Height adjustable desk benefits include giving your blood flow the best chance to pump from your body to your brain, giving your brain increased functionality which in turn spikes your working habits. When we sit for long periods of time, everything in our bodies start to slow down – including the function of our brains. It’s been stated that around 71% of people who use standing desks for work reportedly felt more focused on their tasks than when they were sitting and slouching in their chairs all day.
Reduced Back Pain
Lower back pain is the most prevalent musculoskeletal illness seen in general practice across Australia and when it comes to office workers, back pain is a common issue that many suffer from. Why? Because they’re sitting in the same position for long periods of time, days on end. By using a height adjustable desk, you’re able to alternate between sitting and standing, which can help reduce back pain and take the pressure from your spine which causes major discomfort and, in turn, a bad posture that is compensating for the awkward seating.
Boost Physical Health
Implementing standing desks will greatly reduce the risk of health problems – According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, over 60% of adults in Australia are considered overweight. This is an alarming statistic, especially when we consider the numerous health risks that come with being overweight. Sitting for so long and living a sedentary lifestyle outside of work is a dangerous gamble, and by implementing standing desks into your work lifestyle, you’ll be burning more calories every day and giving your overall health the boost it needs.
The benefits of sit stand desks are endless, however, they will make all the difference to your working environment and overall performance. At Future Fitouts, we understand that the atmosphere of your office is pivotal to your brand and reputation. We also know that the efficiency and productivity of your team can be directly impacted by their working environment. That’s why we pride ourselves on creating transformative workspaces that are cutting edge, forward-thinking, and positive not only for your employees, but for your clients as well. We believe that by creating an inviting and inspiring space, you will be able to achieve new levels of success.
Looking for a Fitout Transformation?
Ready to implement the benefits of sit stand desks into your office? Get in touch with the team at Future Fitouts today to discuss more about your next office fitout or browse our our office fit outs on our website to learn more. If you’re wanting to get started sooner rather than later, jump online and request a proposal now!