The benefits of standing

The NWR office blog

I've created this blog to keep my client informed (on a weekly basis), what NW Resource can offer it's clients and how we can make your office a more efficient and relaxing place to work!

High quality electric sit / stand table
The Standing desk

First off, we address the new practice of integrating a standing solution to your working area.

It’s no secret that obesity and sedentary lifestyles in America have been on the rise. Many experts have reported an underlying factor to many common medical problems. Sitting too long can have an negative effect on health, and standing desks in offices are gaining popularity as a solution to the problem. The World Health Organization blames physical inactivity as the 4th leading cause of death. Americans spend nearly half their lives sitting, and most people aren’t reaching the physical activity minimums that would keep them from becoming sedentary. Medical problems have been linked to sedentary lifestyles; cancer, heart disease, obesity, depression, diabetes, and neck and back problems are just some of them.

All of this sitting takes place in an office setting while working at desks, and employers, as well as employees, are starting to feel the adverse effects.  Modern studies have confirmed that sick days from muscle, neck, and back issues that were caused from sitting, have cost them about $1.5 billion each year, the country of Denmark has offered a solution to the problem, making it mandatory to give workers the option of sitting or standing while working.

Studies show that generally the more physically active someone is, the healthier they will be. Participants that had more activity throughout their work day were typically more healthy and productive than their less active coworkers. Merely an increase in standing throughout the day can make a positive difference, and standing desks are a great alternative to traditional desks since they allow users to boost their activity level. Standing desks work leg muscles, stretch the spine, increase blood circulation, and burn more calories than using a traditional desk would.

If you would like to add standing desks to your office, NWR carries two types of standing desks in several laminate finishes and
width adjustable bases in black or silver:

The Standard height adjusts from 27"h to 47"h; Weight capacity 154 lbs, Standard keypad.

The Deluxe, height adjusts from 26"h to 51½"h; Weight capacity 263 lbs, 3-height programmable keypad as well.