Desk risers come in many shapes and sizes.
The more basic models 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.
Sit-stand desks, commonly referred to as “standing desks”, are increasingly expected to become the norm in the near future as they offer a variety of benefits and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
A survey by the British Heart Foundation in 2015 found that the average office worker sat for almost all of the nine hours spent in the office and suggested that they were putting their health at risk as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers and poor mental health have all been linked to sedentary behaviour.
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 timed 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.