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The benefits of standing

In today's digital world sitting for hours has become part of our modern lifestyle. The problem is our bodies aren't designed to sit for hours. Our bodies are built for standing. Sitting for long periods has been shown to damage health, and is linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Last year a study of 2,000 people by the Medical College of Wisconsin found that sitting for most of the day increases fatty deposits in the arteries, regardless of how much exercise was taken.

Standing for just 5-10% of your day can keep you healthier, happier and more productive. But in today's modern world, many of us are required to remain at a desk for long hours.  So if you need to move, why shouldn't your desk move with you? 

Adjustable height desks allow the user to select a working position that is ideal for their body with the freedom to sit or stand throughout the day. This allows management to easily adapt a desk to a wide variety of people instead of trying to adapt a diverse workforce to one or two fixed desk configurations. 

Employees who alternate between a sitting and standing positions will have more energy, experience reduced fatigue levels, and reduce their risk of injury caused by working in one body position too long.

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Pictured here are Sara Montalvao, Active Team Supervisor & Steven Hendrie, Duty Officer

Height adjustable desks benefit the customer too, creating a less formal environment (ideal for health and fitness clubs), helping to break down the barrier between customer and service agent that a traditional desk creates.

Discover the benefits for yourself, visit the team in the Active office at Fort Regent and see the benefits this type of desk can bring.

Written by Colin Stanier at 00:00
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