To Sit or Stand?
A recent study, which followed a trial of 146 National Health system staff in the UK, found the half who swapped their regular desk for sit-stand workstations reported better engagement with their work and fewer musculoskeletal problems*.
There is now an organisation called GetBritainStanding.org which believes one day it will be seen as irresponsible for Employers not to offer staff a sit-stand workstation. Because:
- Health insurance premiums will be higher if workers stay sedentary
- Wellbeing, health and safety implications to office workers of prolonged sitting are getting growing attention
- Productivity improvements and office collaboration of a more active working environment has a very fast payback
It is already happening in some countries, for example, in 2014, Denmark made it mandatory for employers to offer their staff sit-stand desks if a job required someone to sit two or more hours each day. Now over 90% of Danish office workers have a sit-stand desk.
If you want to improve the health of your employees, and make a change for the better, view our range of standing desk options today.