Freedom from Imperial Office Furniture


There was a time when sit-stand desks were a curiosity seldom seen inside a regular office environment. That's changed, largely in part to research showing that the cumulative impact of sitting all day for years is associated with a range of health problems, from obesity to diabetes to cancer. The average office worker spends 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting each day at his or her desk, some describe this problem with a pithy new phrase that's undeniably catchy, if somewhat exaggerated, "Sitting is the new smoking."

Sit-stand desks increase focus, alertness and activity levels. These all support each other. When standing it is easier to release restless energy. Combine that with good circulation, stable blood sugar and an active metabolism and it is easier to focus on the task at hand. Many authors and statesmen throughout the centuries who swear by working at a standing desk have claimed that it helps get the creative juices flowing.