The consequences of sitting for long hours every day
Sitting may feel comfortable, but it isn’t great for you. Research shows that sitting for extended periods of time – such as the long workday hours – can cause a lot of harm to our bodies. Conditions like obesity and inefficient postures can occur due to limited movement and constant sitting can cause your blood pressure and cholesterol levels to rise too. In severe conditions, these symptoms can pile up and lead to a host of cardiovascular diseases.
While these are worst-case scenarios that occur only sometimes, the reality remains that sitting continuously at your desk during work can worsen your health. The solution to this problem can be found in standing.
Better than a fixed desk for your postural health
A standing desk can be far more functional and comfortable than most of the seated fixed desks. This is because seated/sitting desks come in a standardised height and dimension. Most of them aren’t adjustable and they can become uncomfortable and inefficient to use after a period of time. When you have bad posture due to constant sitting, the seated desk will only make things worse.
Similarly, people often experience back pain and neck pain, because of using a non- height adjustable desk Hong Kong that forces them to bend forward towards the computer for hours at a stretch. Over time, the sitting posture increases pain.
Our sitting-standing desk Hong Kong is adjustable and comes with various height options. These desks ideally suit the height of its user individually in both standing and sitting positions. With just a few simple steps, you can either lengthen or shorten your desk, as you switch between standing and sitting, throughout your workdays. Now, you don’t have to suffer through painful bouts just to get through the workday. You can easily re-adjust your sitting desk into a standing one and work at a greater level of comfort. In fact, studies indicate that just a few weeks of using standing desks and sit stand desks can bring down the severity of lower back pain by 32% and upper back & neck pain by 54%.
If you or your employees experience severe pain at the workplace due to the sitting posture and seat discomfort, consider getting a standing desk Hong Kong product shipped to your office.
Other benefits of a sit stand desk in Hong Kong
Apart from postural and pain reduction benefits, standing desks as well as sit stand desks offer other advantages to users. Here are some ways you’ll benefit by purchasing your standing desk in Hong Kong from us at EKOBOR:
It slows down weight gain
Many employees sit down to work immediately after meals. This can lead to weight gain and increased health risks. But when you stand, your body burns more calories, and in fact, studies show that one afternoon of standing can burn up to 170 additional calories when compared to sitting.
It can reduce your blood sugar
It’s been observed that standing for an hour and a half each day can bring down a person’s blood sugar by 43%. This in turn reduces your propensity toward Type 2 Diabetes.
It can prevent heart disease
Did you know that sitting throughout the day can increase your likelihood of developing a serious heart condition by 147%? A standing desk can protect you from such conditions to a great extent.
It can make you more energetic
Your workdays don’t need to end on a tiring note when you use a standing or sit stand desk. Instead, the motion of standing improves circulation in your body and increases energy in your body. It’s also been found that an increase in physical energy (and a reduction in fatigue) can reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. You’ll find that you have the ability to pursue other hobbies or jobs even after the workday because of standing for so long.
It improves your concentration and productivity
Since a standing desk or a sit stand desk reduces your vulnerability to so many health conditions, you start to feel physically better. Because you have less pain and discomfort, you automatically start to focus more on your task. This reduces the errors you might otherwise commit on the job and it increases your overall productivity and quality of work.