Research shows that sitting and standing throughout your working day creates a more productive and healthy you.
We spend large parts of our day, week, year and life at work, so sitting for most of that time is not beneficial for anyone and can lead to Musculoskeletal Disorders. It’s hard to deny that long periods sat at a computer causes aches and pains, which can have a significant impact on productivity and well-being.
A few years ago we produced the below infographic, which looks at some of the stats around having a sit-stand desk. Back in 2013 in the UK 31 million work days were lost due to musculoskeletal problems. Three years later in 2016 30.8 million days were lost with 8.9 million of those days been lost due to work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders.* This just proves that we still have a long way to go to improve this.
A small step would be to join ‘Get Britain standing’, which is an ongoing campaign to get more people standing and moving more while at work. You can join the next ‘on your feet Britain’ campaign on 26th April 2019. But no need to wait until then, start today.
Many Businesses are becoming more aware of issues such as mental health, work related stress and well-being. Many companies now promote that they have a well-being strategy and part of that is looking at office environment, workstations and health.
Working at a desk should not have a significant impact on your health so I will leave you with this question. If you were given the choice for either a sit-stand desk or just a sit desk what would you choose?