Say goodbye to feeling sedentary
Feed your brain
Research into this area is ongoing, but recent studies have shown that sit-stand and active working increases blood and oxygen flow to the brain. This may go some way to explain the increase in productivity and concentration, and also the improvements in the way that we feel, in keeping our energy levels high.
Improving your posture
Standing makes you more aware of your body and your overall posture. It also makes it easier to correct bad habits that build up over a lifetime of sitting – through movement, exercise and stretching. It’s not just a recommendation by health professionals for those with back pain either, as we all need to be doing it! Everyone everywhere, whether young or old, will benefit by making the change to this healthier way of working, and we can all enjoy the advantages of sit-stand working.
Better overall health
Anything that gets you standing, moving and being more active in the workplace can help to reduce the risk of obesity. The risks of being too sedentary include increased cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Too much sitting also contributes towards feelings of lethargy and fatigue, and can lead to mental health issues.
We do it 20,000 times a day!
Most of us never give breathing a second thought. However, the way that you draw breath can affect both your physical and mental well-being. Standing at your desk as you work can make you much more aware of your breathing, and if you incorporate mindfulness into your daily practice, you’ll soon see the benefits to your overall health and well-being, not to mention your productivity, concentration and energy levels.