How much time do you spend sitting in front of your desk every day? Five or six hours? Eight hours? More? It wouldn’t surprise me; I’ve spoken to people who say they sit for twelve hours every day. Twelve hours! That’s gotta hurt!
If you’ve visited our site before, you probably know that sitting for several hours straight is bad for you. You probably know that you should get up from your chair at least once every hour and stretch or walk around. And you probably know that you should take several short breaks during the day to combat sitting fatigue and other potential health issues caused by sitting. But did you know that using a sit-to-stand workstation is one of the best ways to increase your activity level and overall health?
It’s true. Several reports have shown that increasing your activity level during your workday, like standing at your workstation, can help with long term health issues, such as back pain, limb pain, and muscle cramps.
As we’ve mentioned, a sit-to-stand electric height adjustable desk will offer you a more dynamic workstation and a better way to work. Standing while working, at least for some time during the the day, increases blood flow and promotes respiration. Several studies have shown that it also increases cogitation. Plus, you burn 40% more calories standing than sitting. So, I’m sure you get the message: Having the option to stand at your desk during your workday will lead to a healthier, more productive, and more comfortable working life.
The health benefits of alternating sitting with standing cannot be overstated, and if you choose to upgrade to a sit-to-stand workstation, we recommend that in addition to your traditional office chair you purchase a second chair, one that is designed to work with a standing workstation, like the Varier Move Standing Stool, also known as the Varier Move Stool.
The Move Stool is a unique ergonomic stool that gives you a half-standing, half-sitting position, and it encourages you to move around and stay active as you work. It also gives you a comfortable and supportive place to lean or perch when you want to keep your adjustable height desk at an elevated position, but you don’t want to stay on your feet for several hours.
The Move Stool also features a specially-designed convex base. According to Varier, the makers of the Move Stool, the stool’s convex disk base “not only encourages movement, but exercises spinal and abdominal muscles in order to maintain balance, thus avoiding unhealthy extended periods of static standing.” The base provides a full 360-degree range of motion. The Move helps you stay active and healthy while you’re leaning or perching, and its padded seat offers you comfortable support.
Unlike traditional office chairs, the Move Stool gives your legs room to swing, combating pressure on the thighs and eliminating swelling that can be caused by traditional office chairs, and helping to increase overall blood flow.
The Move also features an easy-to-use height adjustment system, and it’s available in three different heights and two seat sizes to accommodate almost anyone. It’s also lightweight and easy to move around, so you can perch at your desk, at the breakfast table, or anywhere you like. The Move Stool offers dynamic support for any environment.
(Source: “Standing desks need a standing support” by Varier)