Why Do You Need A Standing Desk?
You may not think much about this at first, but the type of desk you’re working at, and the way you sit have some of the biggest effects on your overall health.
As human beings, we were built to stand upright, so our bodies function much better when we are standing up straight. Sitting in one spot with minimal movement for many hours can be detrimental to your health.
If you’ve spent the last year in quarantine, working from home, while uncomfortably hunched over your laptop, you may be starting to feel the toll it is taking on both your physical and mental health. Longer hours of sitting can not only cause severe neck and shoulder pain, but have also been shown to lead to more serious health concerns like high blood pressure, increased blood sugar and cholesterol levels, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.
Standing desks, and standing, in general have been associated with several amazing physical and mental health benefits.
Physical Health Benefits
A standing desk eliminates the negative side effects of sitting at your desk for 8 hours straight, as it provides your back, neck, and shoulders with some relief, improves your blood circulation, reduces fatigue, and increases your body’s overall metabolism. Some of the other physical benefits include:
Better muscle movement
As you stand, your muscles are strengthened and you will gain better mobility.
Reduced risk of developing certain diseases
Standing has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, lower blood sugar levels, and so much more.
A study done by the CDC found that the use of a standing desk reduced back and neck pain by 54% in only 4 weeks.
Lowered risk for weight gain and obesity
You burn more calories when you’re standing (100-200 calories) as compared to when you’re sitting (60-130).
Mental Health Benefits
The physical benefits of a standing desk are more visible and easier to understand however, standing also provides several mood-boosting health benefits such as:
Reduced stress and body fatigue
Prolonged sitting has been shown to lead to depression, anxiety, and stress, so standing up for even just a few minutes a day will increase your stamina and mental capacity.
Increased productivity and brainpower
As you stand, you allow your blood to circulate freely throughout your body, which means that more oxygen is being pumped into your brain, leaving you clear-headed and focused.
When you work standing up with your back straight as opposed to slumped over on your couch, you will begin to feel more confident and assured to take on any busy workday.
At Aeon Gold, we have created the ultimate lap desk that can seamlessly transition from a comfortable lap desk to a sturdy standing desk as you are moving and working around the house. The Lagio Lap Desk was created with your ultimate comfort and convenience in mind, whether you’re sitting or standing, and it ultimately provides several amazing physical and mental health benefits.