Self-care is a buzzword, for sure. But for those who work in an office, it can be hard to figure out how and when to squeeze it into an already busy day. Just because you’re cooped up at work all day doesn’t mean practicing self-care is impossible.
Many of those who have an office-based job spend most of their working day sitting down. Most working adults are more sedentary on weekdays than the average 75-year-old, and two thirds of office workers sit at their desks for more than 6 hours each day.
Thankfully, standing desks offer a low-risk way of reducing the amount of time a typical office worker is sitting during the workday and so helps to reduce the probability of encountering any of the serious health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle.
Standing helps with posture, keeps you moving and improves circulation. It’s not a cure all but being able to break up your periods of sitting down with a half an hour here and there of standing is a great way to improve productivity and wellbeing.
Advocates of standing desks point to studies showing that after a meal, blood sugar levels return to normal faster on days a person spends more time standing. And standing, rather than sitting, may reduce the risk of shoulder and back pain. One study found that participants who used a standing desk reported feeling less stress and fatigue than those who sat down for the day. Being inactive can increase the risk of depression and anxiety but standing desks may reduce feelings of stress and fatigue, while boosting mood and energy levels.
However, you may not want to be standing all day, which is where getting an adjustable standing desk comes in. These desks, like the Cecil Nurse CLEVER (CONNEXION) range offers the ability to alter the height of your working area so that you can switch from sitting down to standing up without having to otherwise move or rearrange your desk area.
You get the full expanse of your desk to work with at whatever height you prefer. The other bonus with full-size adjustable desks is that you can lower them to below the height of normal desks, making them potentially more comfortable when sitting too.
The CLEVER range for instance, is a full desk replacement that uses electronic motors to move the desk up and down. A control switch is attached to the front, underside of the desk and with it you can control the height directly. The movement is smooth and precise, and it only takes a few seconds to adjust the desk up or down. The frames are made up of a sturdy leg system that’s very stable no matter what height you have it at and are powder-coated in either black or white.
With its height-selectable crank, gas-spring and electric height adjustable versions, CLEVER offers a flexible desk frame platform range. The choice of different top supports and leg base designs enables individual product configuration, with easy assembly and an excellent price-performance ratio the Cecil Nurse CLEVER range is spot-on when it comes to sit-stand ergonomics.
Electronic sit-to-stand desks have the added benefit of not looking bulky, but rather present a sleek, professional silhouette, with looks aesthetically pleasing in any modern office.
These sit-to-stand desking ranges are easy to use, look the part and are surprisingly affordable. Add to that desk mats – or anti-fatigue mats – especially for jobs that require long periods of standing, as they help to reduce discomfort associated withstanding by encouraging subtle movements of your leg muscles and improving blood flow.
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