Because of the additional amount of time that we use computers, we have seen ever increasing problems with our backs, wrists necks, and other muscle and joint pain. Furthermore, issues like obesity, heart disease, and cancer have been linked to sitting for too long during the day. The problem is, there really isn't much we can do. We live in a society that demands information and technology. All of us who work in any type of office environment have jobs that require us to sit for 8-10 hours per day. There are some things that will help us alleviate some of the risks and pains that come from sitting too long. One of the more popular solutions is the height adjustable desk.
When we stand up, we take a lot of the pressure off our lower backs. Standing is a more natural position that the body was designed for. When you sit, decreased circulation is also a big problem for your overall health. When we sit too long, our lower body can get numb and sometimes painful. When you use a height adjustable desk, you are able to stand while working which reduces the back stress, as well as increasing circulation and slightly increases your heart rate.
Height adjustable desks can come in a lot of different varieties and sizes. Many companies sell just a ‘standing desk.' These desks have a fixed height force a user to stand. We know that sitting for too long can cause problems with our bodies, but that is also true for standing for too long. The difference between a standing desk and a height adjustable desk is a height adjustable desk will allow you to sit or stand. This adjustability and variety between sitting and standing is the most ideal for working at a desk.
Many users of a height adjustable desk will stand in the morning when they have the most energy. After a few hours, many like to switch to the sitting position and finish out their day that way. Some users prefer to change throughout the day. It is important to be able to switch between heights for maximum health and overall productivity.
Many desks have the option of having a manual height adjustment or an electronic adjustment. No matter what kind of desk you choose, being able to get out of your chair and on your feet will have endless health benefits.