Sit-stand desks are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace and there is no doubt many people are making the switch after considering the undoubted benefits to their health and wellbeing.
Sitting at a desk all day has a detrimental effect on a healthy lifestyle and it is recommended people spend at least two hours a day, and preferably more, on their feet. Reports show the longer you stay seated the greater the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, obesity and anxiety.
Productivity is also a key benefit, as shown in a recent report in the British Medical Journal.
Here at Chrisbeon we have a range of height-adjustable sit-stand desks which allows varying the working day between the sitting and standing position. Some are manual controlled, some have counterbalance control and others are electric.
Feedback from our customers say sit-stand desks increase alertness, fights fatigue and leads to greater productivity.
Craig Marston is the founder and director of Ke-design, an architectural services company with bases in Oswestry and Shrewsbury. Craig opted for one of our sit-stand desks and here is what he had to say:
“I wanted the desk initially because of the benefits of standing over sitting all day.
As an architectural designer I am constantly having clients or colleagues in my office to chat about projects on the computer screen. At a normal desk while sat down people would be peering over the shoulder making it uncomfortable.
“My personal office is small so there isn’t enough space for people to pull up a couple of chairs. Now with the desk being in the stand-up position three people can stand around it talking about a project. There is no need for a chair, so the office feels so much bigger.
“I have my computer on the desk so I purchased the computer cradle and monitor arms so that I don’t have monitor stands on the desk, giving more desk space which I need when drawing sketch schemes.
“The cradle and the desk in the elevated position also means more accessible floor space for filing. Not sitting in a chair means I don’t need to struggle to get up to go to the photocopier.
“When I first got the desk, being in the elevated position it reminded me of being at Uni when I got my first computer. Being in student accommodation I simply put my architects drawing board level and put the computer on it.
“Since purchasing the desk I’ve had consultants come in and say ‘I need one of those’. Certainly, if you want a big desk in a small space it gives you more room.
“I have also purchased a ‘wobbly stool’ (or balance stool) which is good for your core muscles and posture, so if I do get tired of standing I perch on the stool and adjust the desk height to suit.”
I actually ended up messing up my own order, but they were very happy to put it right.”