There has been a lot in the press lately about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle which has led to a trend for both standing computer desks and treadmill desks (yes, they do exist, although treadmill desks are more popular in the States).
It has been shown that standing increases the heart rate, burns more calories and significantly reduces blood glucose levels.
However, the problem with standing still all day is that there are as many health risks as there are if you’re sitting all day, so it’s always a good idea to keep moving around at regular intervals.
A survey into sit stand desks conducted by the BBC and the University of Chester came up with some interesting findings: 100% of people who regularly use sit/stand desks reported they felt better; 87% said they were more comfortable and more energised; 75% felt healthier; 71% were more focused; 66% were more productive; and 62% felt happier. It’s no wonder sit stand desks are so popular!