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More Praise for Standing Desks From the New York Times

Author: Angela P | Posted:

The New York Times recently ran a story called "Taking A Stand For Office Ergonomics." As we've pointed out in the past, more and more people are starting to realize the benefits of switching from a desk that only allows you to sit, to one that allows you to stand, walk, or bike while working. As you know, we have many desks available that will help you create the perfect active workstation. In fact, one of the desks mentioned by name in the article is the Steelcase Walkstation, an all in one solution that combines a desk and treadmill that helps you burn calories while you work.

Sitting all day can be detrimental to your health, even if you are a person who gets exercise after work. Studies have shown that "after an hour or more of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat in the body declines by as much as 90 percent" which is why we recommend taking breaks to stand or walk frequently throughout the day. Unfortunately, if your desk won't move with you, this means that you're missing out on productive time.

A desk that allows you to move and change positions whenever you want to is becoming a must in many workplaces, as people recognize the health benefits. As many people in this article pointed out, while an adjustable height desk or standing desk may seem like a novelty at first, as soon as you start using one you realize that it just makes sense. What was once thought of as a "niche market" item is now a common sight at many offices. Treadmill desks are now becoming more popular and bike desks, like the one shown in the New York Times article, could be the next trend in office ergonomics.

Whether you choose to stand, walk, or bike in your office, we have the desk that will fit your needs. If you need help putting together the perfect office or just want to talk over some options, give us a call at 800-531-3746, or talk with one of our experts online via live chat.