Ergomotion presents a range of standing desks designed to prevent health problems triggered by modern workplace habits.
The concept of a ‘seated desk job’ is nothing new, but advances in technology over the past few decades have made moving around the office a virtually obsolete task, resulting in prolonged sitting across countless workplaces.
Prolonged sitting can cause significant body injuries. Fatigued workers slouching in their desk chairs, struggling to maintain focus and becoming increasingly restless as the day wears on is a common sight. So are back, neck and shoulder problems that can also escalate to something as life threatening as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), where a blood clot can form in a vein after being seated for an extended period. Productivity also takes a hit in these conditions.
Ergomotion’s standing desks are electric desks that can transform from traditional seated desks to elevated desks, allowing the user to quickly switch between sitting and standing as often as required, resulting in a healthier work environment.
For those new to the concept of working at a standing desk, easing into the practice is recommended. Begin by carrying out specific tasks such as making and receiving calls at the standing desk. Over a period of weeks, increase the amount of time at the standing desk, alternating it suitably with periods of sitting.
A standing desk can help minimise health risks normally associated with lengthy intervals of sitting at a desk, such as back problems and poor blood circulation.
In fact, spending periods of time at a standing desk can even help to strengthen the back, working the muscles to give a better posture. One can even burn a third more calories standing than sitting down.
Having the option to alternate between standing and sitting is also great for injured people to ease their way back into their office job. Standing allows free flow of blood, making the individual more alert and productive during the working day.