Install a Standing Desk for Healthier Living


How active are you at work? Are you often on your feet or do you tend to sit at a desk for long periods of time? If the latter applies to you, it is worth considering installing a standing desk to encourage healthier living.

So many of us are now working from home and we often find ourselves stationery at our desks until we perhaps think to have a lunch break. This is certainly not healthy.

A survey by the British Heart Foundation suggested that heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers and poor mental health have all been linked to sedentary behaviour.

Sit-stand desks, commonly referred to as “standing desks”, can, however, offer a variety of benefits and encourage us to keep fitter and stay healthier.

The more basic models of desk risers simply lift the monitor or laptop off your desk, helping to improve posture and clear your work area, whilst other more substantial desk risers are installed to convert a sitting desk to a standing desk, allowing much more movement of the muscles.

New research suggests that sit-stand desks, which allow office workers to alter their position during the day, may also boost performance at work. The research, carried out within the NHS by Loughborough University, found that employees who reduced time sitting, by using desk risers which allowed them to work whilst on their feet, said they were less tired, more engaged and reported improvements in musculoskeletal problems too.

With 90% of office workers in Scandinavia already enjoying the health benefits of sit-stand desks due to their workplace health legislation, it may not be long before they become the standard in the UK too.

With so many different options of desk risers out there, we can help assess your requirements, source the  most suitable for your team and install them for you – simply give us a call on 0118 9767111.