Adjusting Your Workday with a Sit Stand Desk
Sitting for prolonged periods is terrible for your health, but how can you avoid it when you have a desk job? An adjustable sit stand desk allows you to alternate between the two postures, so that you don’t put too much strain on your back or your feet. In this guide, we’ve shared some of the health benefits that a sit stand desk workstation can bring into your daily work routine.
It’s hard not to slouch when you’re sitting at a desk all day. Many people have their computers positioned below eye level, so they need to hunch over to see their work. With a sit stand desk like the AIRLIFT S3, you can raise the desk level with the push of a button, until your computer is slightly above eye level. This will naturally improve your posture, because you’ll need to stand straight and look up slightly to see the screen.
Less Risk of Cancer
Recent scientific studies have shown that prolonged sitting can lead to colon and breast cancer. Although the studies are not conclusive, scientists have linked the production of C-reactive protein (which is increased while sitting) to cancer risk. Likewise, standing puts pressure on different areas of the body (such as the legs and feet), while relieving strain on the back and shoulders.
Everyone’s body is different, but desks tend to be the same size, so it can be difficult to find a healthy and comfortable position. The AIRLIFT S3 can be adjusted from 25.6” to 51.4” high, using a built-in digital controller that operates the dual-electric motors. The large range of the S3 makes it better for taller users by being able to. Ideally, your shoulders should be relaxed, and your forearms should be parallel with the floor. Find a position that works for you, and then watch your health and posture improve!
More Calories Burned Per Day
Standing burns around 50 more calories per hour than sitting, so changing to an adjustable sit stand desk like the AIRLIFT S2 can help reduce your risk of obesity. We recommend starting slow with a standing routine, so that you don’t put too much strain on your legs. For even better results, take breaks every 30 to 40 minutes and walk around the office. Walking is great for burning calories, maintaining healthy blood flow, and keeping your metabolism high.
For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in office furnishings and workplace solutions. A height-adjustable standing desk provides total control over your desk’s height, so you can choose the most comfortable position for your needs. With powerful electric motors and a solid steel construction, these standing desks are built to last. For more productivity tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!