It’s a well-documented fact that prolonged sitting time in the workplace can lead to a number of health-related ailments among sedentary workers. Negative health outcomes — including cardiovascular disease and obesity — have led many to the conclusion that it’s better to stand (at least some of the time) rather than stay seated at a desk day in and day out.
Although height-adjustable and standing desks aren’t a new concept, there are now more options available to fit different needs so that workers can help mitigate health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Knoll’s Universal Height-Adjustable Table allows users the flexibility of choosing whether to sit or stand throughout the day while addressing ergonomic issues.
Steelcase’s AirTouch Table allows users to effortlessly raise or lower the desktop at the touch of a button. The freestanding unit has no electrical components and can be moved anywhere, making it an exceptionally flexible option.
The Float table from Humanscale enables one-hand adjustment and can support 130 lbs. of desktop weight, belying its understated form.
And for those who really want to step up their daily routine (and lose a few pounds in the process), treadmill desks are emerging as the latest option to combat inactivity in the workplace. We’d try it, but we haven’t mastered using a mouse with any accuracy while maintaining a 10-minute mile.
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