Have you heard of standing office desks? This wonderful piece of office furniture may do more than just help you keep your office organized and comfortably perform your job duties. Standing office desks may actually help you get—and stay—healthy. Here are some of the health benefits of utilizing a standing office desk:
Longer Life Expectancy
A recent study found that people who stood more lived longer. You may think that regular exercise would offset a sedentary day at the office, but the same study shows that physical activity is not an antidote for time spent sitting. If you can use a standing office desk, you may be able to add years to your life.
Another study discovered that, with all other factors being equal, people who stood more burned more calories, weighed less, and were less likely to be obese. A standing office desk gives you more opportunities to move, and each movement burns more calories and helps your body stay active and healthy. For an even greater impact, moving from side to side or shifting your feet can burn more calories while standing.
Reduced Risk of Diseases
Standing for long periods of time can help decrease your risk of developing certain diseases. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic diseases can be staved off with more movement, lower body weight, and better circulation. Since these diseases are killers of so many people in the United States, lowering your risk is vital. A desk that can help do just that sounds amazing!
If you are ready to make the switch to standing office desks or are in need of other office furniture, give Office Furniture Expo Atlanta a call at (678)-894-1869. Our friendly, professional associates can help you choose all the furniture you need for your office. If you don't see what you want, let us create custom office furniture for you. Stop in and see us today!