To Sit or Stand?

December 11, 2018

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.orgwhich 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.

*British Medical Journal