Research shows that sitting for long periods of time can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing. Thus, the standing while working trend has been on the up and up over the last few years, but even standing for long periods of time can be damaging. The solution? Creating a working environment at home or at the office with modern active office furniture that promotes activity and a liveliness while working.
While you can go out and get yourself a treadmill desk, an active workplace doesn’t necessarily mean constant movement. It’s better for your workspace to be equipped with modern office furniture that promotes gentle activity, which can be sustained throughout the day, rather than standing all day or walking constantly. Moving a little bit here and there while working will help with your overall health, well-being, and productivity.
Transform your stationary workspace into a hub for activity, which will stimulate your creativity and wellness. By taking active breaks throughout the day to get moving and balancing between sitting and standing, getting up and moving will greatly reduce your risk for injury while benefitting your wellbeing.
Just standing for two hours throughout the day can help you burn an additional 340 calories per day. Even by standing for 15 minutes every hour can greatly invigorate both body and mind. A sit stand desk, like the Float Height-Adjustable Desk from Humanscale gives you the freedom to move between a seated position to a standing one with ease.
While it may seem like an active workspace is just a passing fad, the reality is humans need to keep active throughout the day in order to remain healthy. Incorporating various tools and active modern office furniture options into your workspace will give you the flexibility and convenience you need to keep active. Incorporating a sit/stand desk along side of an ergonomic chair, and even a second active chair option like the Focal Upright or the Ballo Seat, will give you options to move throughout during your work day.
Parawin is a Site Merchandiser at YLiving and a newcomer to the world of design and home furnishings. With an irregular background in chemistry, management, eCommerce and living in Thailand and Canada, he is back in the United States and sure to bring a new perspective to the Y. When not looking for great places to eat, he spends his time planning where to travel, gaming, and reading fantasy novels.