Do you have the perfect home study, inventive shed or man cave? Whether it’s so you can work from home or have the ideal place to pursue your passions, it’s not only the space that needs to be right, but how you equip it. You’ll need somewhere to work, whether it’s a computer station or a work-desk, but have you considered a sit-stand desk?
Why Stand to Work?
The idea of standing to work at a desk may seem bizarre, but it’s not as unusual as you might think. Churchill did it, and in Scandinavia today 80% of office workers spend a substantial part of their work-time standing.
The problem with a desk, whether you’re typing on a computer or making things, is that too much sitting is bad for your health. FM World quotes alarming figures about the health-risks, including vastly higher levels of diabetes, heart disease and death — not to mention the risk of obesity.
On the other hand, standing still for too long has its risks as well. The obvious solution is to find a way of dividing your time between sitting and standing, preferably without having to fit two desks into the space. This means that a sit stand desk from Back2 is the perfect addition to any work or hobby area.
What’s a Sit-Stand Desk?
Standing desks have been around for some time, but you require an additional desk if you have to sit. Instead, sit-stand desks are fully adjustable to any height you choose, meaning the same desk can serve all your needs. The older models used manual adjustment, but nowadays electric models are becoming common.
Workplace Insight points out that, although there’s been some resistance in UK industry to taking up sit-stand desks, the main objections are easily answered. A sit-stand desk allows you a simple way to divide your time between standing and sitting, according to what’s most appropriate to the task in hand. For instance, you might stand to assemble a gadget and then sit to type up your notes.
Who uses Sit Stand Desks?
Anyone who is serious about implementing a healthy working lifestyle. As Dr Fehmidah Munir, professor at Loughborough University points out in a Daily Mail report: ‘We hope that by breaking up the bouts of sitting, and allowing the blood and oxygen to flow through the body better, it will result in improved health, well-being and work engagement.’ Anyone serious about their home study, inventive shed or man cave should seriously consider trialling a sit stand desk for themselves. Why not check them out at www.back2.co.uk