Is there about to be a game changer in the world of office desking?
The height adjustable desk has been around for a while now, but not that many people have heard of them.
These days, people who work the average 9-5 (or longer) day in an office environment are getting busier and busier, and so are forgetting to move away from their desks for a break, or to stretch their legs. It is recommended that every couple of hours, you have a break from your computer screen and stretch your legs to get your blood flowing again. The height adjustable desk is designed to encourage you to change your working position during the day to allow a good circulation flow.
Benefits of height adjustable desking:
- Designed to get office workers up and moving more.
- Designed to fight aches, injuries, cardiovascular disease and other unhealthy effects of prolonged sitting.
- Improves blood circulation.
- Increases alertness, concentration and productivity.
- Relief from muscle ache caused by static posture.
- Flexibility to adjust your working position to the task at hand.
- Burn more calories!!
Many studies show that sitting for more than 6 hours a day is linked to being overweight, and it seems that we’re all (office workers in particular) spending far too much time sitting down. We sit down all day at work (sometimes 8 hours plus), and then we go home and sit back down to chill out in front of the TV. When you’re working long hours, the last thing a lot of people want to do is go home and exercise, so this is why the height adjustable desking could help change this.
A height adjustable desk gives you that option to sit down or stand up throughout the day to try and keep you as active as possible, without having to leave your desk if you haven’t got time.
Height adjustable desks come in a few different varieties, electrical or manual. Electrical height adjustable desks are also ideal for disabled users, as they can set their own comfortable working desk height at the press of a button.
And wheelchair users could adjust their own comfortable seating positon for the desk, enabling them to stay seated in their wheelchair at the desk with ease if this is better for them.
The manual height adjustable desks can work on a gas lift mechanical release system for quick and easy adjustment, or by using a crank handle by selecting the exact height the user requires. This is really simple to use and before installing, they take into consideration what will be on the desk and how easy it is for you to manoeuvre so you will be able to operate with ease.
We should all really try and make a conscious effort to take a break away from our desks, but like mentioned previously, in most situations, we’re just too busy to be able too. Hence why height adjustable desks could be the way forward as they allow you to move and change working position without actually leaving your desk.