Benefits of a Standing Desk

We have all been there once.

Some day or other, you feel that you are burned out or you are tired of your work. It's repetitive. You spend 8, 10, 12 hours a day looking at the same screen.

Your back hurts a lot. And you look bad physically because you lead a rather sedentary life, doing less exercise than you would like.

We're not saying we think this every day, or at all hours, but we've all had work days like this from time to time. It is normal.

Today there are countless options to improve your workspace, where you spend a good part of the day.

One of these options is the Elevable Desks or Standing Desk : height-adjustable desk tables, which will allow you to alternate between working sitting and standing.

Why would you want to alternate between working sitting and standing? The answer is simple: these posture changes will help you in two ways: on the one hand, it will help you improve your health. And on the other, it will help you improve your productivity.

Improve your health

We could start to list here countless academic studies that support this idea, but we will try to explain it in a simpler way.

Many of today's office jobs mean that people spend too much time sitting in front of their computers, which has negative health consequences.

On the one hand, this pushes you towards a sedentary lifestyle, in which your body spends a good part of the day sitting down, with little movement and little exercise, which is usually a vicious circle (since the less you move and the less exercise you do, the more effort it costs you to move).

On the other hand, by spending a long time in the same position, you tend to "load" certain areas of your body, such as the back (especially the lower back, or the upper area of ​​the trapezius) and other joints such as the knees, the hips, or the wrists.

A Tablakala elevating table is not going to change your health completely, but it can easily allow you to make changes in posture (alternate between working for a while sitting and working for another while standing). Which will help you to be a little less sedentary in your day to day, to unconsciously exercise your muscles, and to make frequent changes in posture to improve circulation and reduce back and joint pain.

Improve your productivity

On the other hand, scientific studies have also shown that making frequent changes in posture during work (for example, alternating between working sitting and standing) increases mental focus and productivity.

If you stop to think about it, it's normal.

Sometimes you realize that you are tired, physically or mentally, from the work you are doing at that moment. Little by little and without being conscious, you "lay down" in your chair and your mind begins to block and flow less.

In these cases, a change of posture can help you. If you find yourself blocked or tired at any given time, try moving around, take a few minute walk around your office, or if you have a Tablakala elevating desk, change your posture to working standing up.

That change in dynamics can help you unblock the situation and start with fresh ideas.

Likewise: this is not a magic formula, nor is it going to make you a very productive person overnight, but if you incorporate posture changes (alternating between working sitting and standing) into your work habit, it is very You are likely to be more productive in your day to day.

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In summary, using a height-adjustable table can help you:

  1. Increase your energy level: working at a lift desk promotes the mobility necessary to improve circulation and oxygenate the brain. Which increases the energy level and concentration.
  2. Improve your mood: those who sit for more than 6 hours a day show greater signs of stress than those who do not. Alternating between working standing and sitting improves mood and reduces fatigue and tension.
  3. Improve joint and muscle movement: muscle and joint movement to move from sitting to standing position helps your health, to counteract the sedentary work routine.
  4. BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY: Working at a lift table has been shown to increase productivity at work.
  5. Helps you consume calories: working standing consumes 12% more calories than sitting, which helps you burn more calories daily and therefore improve your physical condition.
  6. DEVELOP MORE MENTAL FOCUS: Movement while you work encourages concentration and creativity, improving critical thinking and attention.
  7. Reduces the risk of disease: A sedentary lifestyle carries health risks. Alternating between standing and sitting is linked to lower rates of heart attack, stroke and diabetes. In addition, it is highly recommended to improve back pain and discomfort.
  8. Cut down on caffeine: Standing regularly is a more natural way to stay clear at work than coffee and energy drinks.

And we're done:

3 Tips if it is your first experience with a Standing Desk

1. Start small

If you work sitting down, your body is not used to working standing up.

So that it doesn't feel too hard at first and demotivates you, start with short periods of standing for 10-15 minutes (set an alarm!) and stand 2-3 times a day.

With practice, little by little you will be able to increase to standing sessions of 30-45 minutes without problem, and several times a day.

2. Find your ergonomic posture and memorize your heights

Once your table is installed, look for your ergonomic working position, in which you do not force any part of your body.

A good start is usually a position with the elbows at 90º and naturally resting on the table, without forcing the back or arms, but each one must find their ideal position.

Once you have it, memorize your sitting and standing heights at your table. So you can change the position with a single click.

3. Start your work sessions standing up

For example, we recommend leaving the table in an elevated position the night before, and starting the workday with a standing session.

You can also leave her standing when you go to take a break to eat (or to go to the bathroom), so that when you return you start with a standing session and change the dynamics.

Final Tip: try combining the Standing Desk with the Pomodoro technique : 25min concentrated work sessions, separated by 5min rest.