Stand Up for Better Design
Could the right desk improve productivity for your employees?
New research shows that a standing body uses energy altogether differently from a sedentary body. We store and burn calories at a different rate and our brains even function differently.
A sedentary lifestyle, like sitting at a desk for 4-8 hours per day, can result in higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancer; regardless of how much you exercise. Because computers have caused many of us to fall into sedentary habits, researchers are suggesting that we alter our work environment to make a positive effect on our health.
One change in particular could provide an impactful solution: a Sit-to-Stand Desk!