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25 October 2016
Written by Chloe Beevers
In the years before desks came along it was the norm to work standing up, in fact it was a symbol of productivity and good work ethic if you didn’t sit down. However, as time has gone on the desk and chair regime has moved workers into the office. This is why more businesses are bringing height adjustable desks into the office to stop workers from spending too many hours sitting. Today, standing desks have become a statement for a modern office set up, with electric height adjustable desks appearing in office refits across the UK - from arty marketing companies through to NHS and council offices.
But, standing up at work is more than just a trend or fad, it is also a healthier option for your staff.
Standing desks are popular for those who spend 8 hours or more at their desk and would like to make their workplace as ergonomically appealing as possible. It’s been shown in numerous studies that working whilst stood up is actually better for your body.
The end goal for height adjustable desks is to reduce the amount of time spent sitting down during the workday. There are many benefits to this. Firstly, it can lower the risk of weight gain for some, as spending an unhealthy length of time sat down is bad for the body – did you know that sitting actually decreases the efficiency of fat burning enzymes? Couple that with the movement in and out of a chair, alongside improving break times, can encourage improvements across the body.
A height adjustable desk is the smart option if you want to improve your posture, making them ideal if you have back pain. An adjusting desk allows you to vary your position from sitting to standing throughout the day, with ease. There are also benefits to the heart too, with less time sitting you are less likely to have heart problems if you are not spending all day sat down.
Another benefit can be reduced eye strain. When standing, it is important to set up your monitor in the right way, which is often overlooked when people are sat down. The computer screen should sit just above resting eye level so you have to look up slightly to see it. This stops you from hunching over or slouching as you use your keyboard. Standing will improve your core strength leading to better overall posture and making your legs and core work inline with the rest of your body.
Meet our first ever electric height adjustable desk REACT, now available on Kit Out My Office.
Our ergonomic sit stand desk system is one of the best on the market, but don’t just take our word for it, let us examine why:
This desk is feature packed. It requires mains powered electric to control the buttons operating the near silent 39db motor. Using a reactive button to adjust the height it can be raised or lowered from 650mm up to 1300mm the ideal height for standing, and comes with anti-collision technology built in to protect disabled or those with restricted movement. The desk’s height adjusts quickly with a speed of 40mm/s and can hold up to 120kg – making it strong enough for workshop or office use.
Match this desk to your working environment with the design options on offer. REACT is available in 2 common desk widths 1200mm or 1600mm, and comes in 5 traditional woodgrain desk top colours. You can even choose the colour of the desk legs from either a silver or white finish. All of which is available on next day delivery! We even have our new delivery and install option available, offering a hassle free way of getting set up in the office, quickly and easily.
Talk about a desk that has a lot to offer. It is also easy to assemble with a simple click together frame system and has a 5 year warranty.
Stay ahead of the game and extend your range of office desks with our REACT electric height adjustable desks. A great investment for your business that your employees will thank you for.
All our competitively priced furniture is made here in the UK from high quality materials, to exacting standards. Choose Kit Out My Office, and you’ll benefit from free, next day delivery, honest advice, and a 10-year guarantee on all our products.
For further information on any of our products or services, call a friendly member of our experienced sales team on 0800 8044 760, or email email@example.com today.
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