The next publish has been sponsored by FlexiSpot and a workstation was supplied to me without charge for assessment. All opinions are my very own.
Are you working with a sit-stand desk but? In case you spend a bit of time on daily basis sitting at your laptop, it’s time to consider getting one.
A sit-stand desk is a desk that adjustments in top. You’ll be able to alter it to a cushty top for whenever you’re sitting, after which change it to top for whenever you’re standing. The great ones make it straightforward to alternate between sitting and standing.
Sit-stand desks was once extremely costly, particularly the mechanized ones. They nonetheless aren’t precisely low cost, however now that their recognition is rising, the market has expanded. Which means you’ll find a sit-stand desk that meets your wants it doesn’t matter what they’re.
The Advantages of a Sit-Stand Desk
Whereas all of the analysis on sit-stand desks is within the early levels, many indicators point out that mixing up your sitting with some standing is nice on your well being. It doesn’t matter what, we all know definitively that sitting all day is dangerous on your well being, so whereas the analysis doesn’t essentially exist but to again this up, it makes sensible sense that having — and utilizing — a sit-stand desk can be higher on your well being.
The hazards of sitting all day are large and well-documented. Sitting for lengthy intervals of time has been described as “the brand new smoking” and analysis signifies that extended sitting is related to well being issues starting from weight problems to most cancers. Research present that sitting for 4 hours or extra in a given day results in considerably higher threat of coronary heart illness, and that issues like doing extra train to compensate for all of the sitting received’t make an enormous distinction.
What makes the distinction, as an alternative, is to interrupt up that sitting time and to do much less sitting general. And that’s precisely what a sit-stand desk permits you to do!
One other plus hasn’t been researched, but it surely’s anecdotal. Individuals who use a sit-stand desk say that they’ve extra power by means of the day, their focus is larger, they’re transferring round extra slightly than being sedentary, they usually’re getting extra accomplished.
Options of Sit-Stand Desks
Typically talking, there are two kinds of sit-stand desks. One kind is cranked with a lever or deal with of some kind, and the opposite variety is moved up and down on the contact of a button by a motorized element. However sit-stand desks, like most workplace furnishings, include quite a lot of choices. It doesn’t matter what kind of desk you wish to get, there are some things to bear in mind.
First, know what your excellent top is for each sitting and standing. You want a desk that may go as little as you want it, and as excessive as you want it. You additionally must ensure that you possibly can “cease” the desk on the standing and sitting heights you need, slightly than being confined to only one low top and only one excessive top, both of which could not be just right for you. My FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Workstation has twelve adjustable heights and is on the market in two sizes. The 28″ desk is ideal for these as much as 6’1″. The 31″ works for these as much as 6’3″.
Second, know the way massive of a footprint you want on your desk. You need the desk you purchase to slot in the area you’ve obtained for it. I personally like a massive workstation that matches not solely my laptop but additionally my calendar, notebooks and telephone, particularly if it’s going to be transferring, so consider each your minimal and most dimensions.
Third, take into consideration the mechanism the sit-stand desk makes use of. The motorized ones are handy as a result of they function on the push of a button, however that additionally means there’s extra that would go incorrect with them. They have to be near an outlet, which doesn’t work in some workplace areas. They’re additionally fairly loud in lots of fashions, so should you’ve obtained a working surroundings that must be fully silent, they may not be the suitable selection for you.
Then again, sit-stand desks with a lever or crank usually have an additional half (the deal with) protruding, which could be inconvenient if it’s not designed properly.
The in-between expertise — cheaper than an electrical desk however considerably simpler to function than a crank desk — is the pneumatic sit-stand desk, which is operated by hand (so that you don’t want a plug) with a built-in characteristic that makes use of air stress to maneuver the desk up and down. The FlexiSpot Desktop Workstation has a fuel spring system with a lever on both sides of the desk that match descretely beneath the desktop. Nothing is protruding. And the transition is simple and easy.
Additionally take note of the model of desks and desktops. Some are straight, some are L-shaped, and a few have cutouts the place you’d stand to advertise even higher ergonomics. If in case you have a small workplace, ensure you select one with a small footprint that strikes straight up and down versus folding out.
Don’t Go All-In With the Standing
Some folks suppose that buying and selling their common desks for a standing desk (one which solely permits you to stand) will burn further energy. Whereas it’s true that standing burns greater than sitting, the quantity is negligible and the advantages of a standing-only desk haven’t been established. Some docs have even stated that extended standing may very well be simply as dangerous as extended sitting. Don’t let anybody attempt to sucker you into constructing a working surroundings that’s uncomfortable for the sake of burning an additional few energy!
Is It Value It?
Many individuals view the sit-stand desk as an funding of their well being. The elevated exercise and decreased sitting might result in extra productive work days not less than, and an extended, more healthy life at greatest. You may not be capable of minimize down your working hours, however with a sit-stand desk you possibly can minimize down your general sitting hours. Chances are you’ll expertise higher power and focus because of the elevated circulation you’ll get from standing, and who is aware of what new inspiration you’ll discover at your new elevation!
I’ve personally discovered my FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation retains me a bit of extra cell and permits me to alleviate again ache that comes from extended sitting. And that’s properly well worth the funding.
P.S. There can be a 48-hour 10% off flash sale on all FlexiSpot sit-stand desks for Black Friday and Cyber Monday solely. In case you choose one up, please come again and let me know the way you prefer it.