Let’s talk about health: Sitting down for prolonged periods of time can have major effects on the body. Whether you work remotely or in an office it is so important to move around and to stimulate your blood circulation. Investing in a standing desk could have its benefits. For example:
It can lower your risk of getting a blood clot. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can form in your leg if you sit for too long. According to the CDC, the clot can break off and travel to your lungs which then cause even more health complications. Getting up from your desk and moving around at least once every hour could prevent DVT from occurring.
Standing up can reduce back pain. Sitting down, especially in a poorly supported desk chair, can affect your hips, spine and neck. When your feet are not properly touching the ground at a 90 degree angle, your spine will be unadjusted and your neck can become strained. Straining your neck can cause you to get migraines along with other issues.
Standing desks can help you lower your risk of obesity and weight gain. You may not lose the maximum amount of calories while standing in place, however, you could lose up to 1,000 calories a week just by standing at your desk according to Healthline.com. When you sit down for hours at your desk, eating snacks and not being active, you are setting yourself up to eat more calories than you are trying to burn off, thus causing weight gain.
In the corridor there are a few places to purchase a standing desk. Target has a great selection for standing desks including some with big enough desktop space for two monitors. Other options include shelves underneath the desk itself to provide additional space for your supplies. In addition, at Front Desk Office Furniture located at 13628 Beta Rd Suite 200, Farmers Branch, TX 75244, they carry a variety of adjustable height desks for all types of office environments (big or small spaces), so having a variety of options is great to have.