5 Fascinating Reasons People Like to Work at Standing Desks
People are started to realize the benefits of standing desks. The slogan "Sitting is the new smoking" is now widespread in health magazines and fitness articles and is also called "sitting illness".
Whether you're working in your home office or in a busy congested area, a standing desk is a great option to improve your health and productivity at work.
The following are the five fascinating reasons people like to work at standing desks:
1. You'll Feel Great And Be Able To Get More Work Done
I've been working standing up for more than two years now, and one of the most amazing and unexpected changes I've noticed is the increased energy you appear to have when you stand up. The post-lunch carb is a thing of the past, and there's something about standing that helps your mind want to focus on one activity rather than wandering around.
2. You'll Be Able To Reduce The Risk Of Heart Disease
Sitting at work all day leads you to serious heart disease day by day. While standing work reduces the lower rates of heart attacks. Researchers have been studying the benefits of standing for more than 60 years! Their findings were that “a sedentary lifestyle has been linked to a 90% increase in the risk of cardiovascular mortality and a 147% increase in the risk of cardiovascular events as compared to an active lifestyle”.
3. Helps to Reduce Your Blood Sugar Levels
Researchers say, after having a meal, our blood sugar levels are expected to increase, as a result, individuals with large spikes in blood sugar have a much higher risk of causing strokes, type 2 diabetes, or back problems!
In a small study showed that standing for 3 hours after a meal reduced the blood sugar level by 43% compared to sitting for the same amount of time.
4. Boost Your Mood And Improve Concentration
Finally, if your workday seems long and you're easily distracted, standing up can help you focus and improve your mood, allowing you to be more productive. According to Texas A&M University research, people who stood up at work in a call center were 50% more productive.
Standing makes us feel healthier, and while we're feeling good, we're more likely to be in a good mood. As a side advantage of standing at work, participants in standing studies at work have reported increased mood. So, if you're having a slow day at work (or if you're feeling sad), get moving!
5. Best Ways To Improve Your Digestion Naturally
If you've ever had intestinal or digestive problems, which I'm sure you have, you'll appreciate this calming treat. Standing allows your inside organs to open up, allowing everything to move. Sitting makes your stomach hurt and slows you down. Standing all day is easily among my top ten necessities for a healthy life, alongside a raw vegan diet, kombucha, sleep, and continuous exercise.
Finally, it`s safe to say that height conveys a strong message about your power and status. People will (naturally) look up to you once you can see over everyone else`s heads in your office, and you will look down on them. Really, it speaks for itself. I hope this provided a useful overview of why you should experiment with a standing desk.