Sit/Stand Desks – more affordable than you think…

Sit/Stand Desks – more affordable than you think…

Are you sitting comfortably?  Chances are you are at least sitting while reading this.

Research now shows that the average UK resident now is seated for at least 8 hours a day; seriously increasing our risk of long term health problems such as back pain, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

Sitting for too long slows down the body’s metabolism and the way the our body breaks down our fat reserves.

Conversely, blood glucose levels and blood pressure increase.

It now costs the UK economy more than £1 billion every year in sick days due to back, neck and muscle pain and that figure is still rising.

Small amounts of regular activity, even just alternating between sitting and standing have been found to help greatly reduce the amount of damage caused being seated for long periods can cause.

It can prevent and alleviate back ­problems, which are commonly caused by spending too much time sitting or sitting with poor posture.  Blood circulation is also improved when alternating between sitting and standing, as sitting tends to restrict blood flow to the legs.

As well as the physical benefits there have been reports of less-tangible benefits. Many people notice their mood improves, they can think more clearly and they have a general sense of well-being.

Standing desks are already much more common in Scandinavia, where staff have the right to work standing up. In the UK, they are usually seen as treatment tools for patients who already suffer from back ­problems, rather than a way to prevent issues in later life.

While most people believe that sit/stand desks cost thousands of pounds, the reality is that you can replace your existing desk for far less.

Wyvern Business Systems is proud to be an official re-seller of Conset height adjustable desks.  Conset, who were founded in Denmark in 2000, provide a wide range of desk solutions that can fit almost any size or shape office.

Powered by Bosch electric motors, Conset desks are quiet and reliable; minimising any interruption caused by you transitioning from sitting to standing, and all desks come with a 2 year warranty.

To see how Wyvern can help make your office a more comfortable and safer place to work, contact us on 01432 271 233, email us, or visit our website.

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