How long have you been working in your current office now? Two? Three? Five years?
And I’m betting, and I’m generally not the kind of person that takes too many risks with money, that as you read this article your buttocks are nestled comfortably in the craters that you have carved out in your faithful swivel chair over the years.
Am I right?
Of course I am.
This of course wasn’t an intelligent assumption, as most people, be they working in an office environment or other such workplace which demands the perpetual use of a computer, will indeed sit while they work. Sit. For prolonged periods of time. Unknowingly causing their bodies and minds a great injustice.
Think about this for a second or two. While you are sitting down – unless of course you are at the local fitness center, pumping iron – your body is in a complete state of dormancy, laying fallow if you will. It is literally doing nothing and leaving your poor old brain to work overtime. Now this obviously isn’t good for neither body nor mind.
Physically, sitting down for long periods of time, day after day, will not only increase your chances of become overweight and eventually obese, but it can also prove to be cumbersome on one’s back – as well as weakening your very backbone, the posture at which you pose while slouching lethargically into your workstation can lead to all kinds of back complaints which could see you out of office action while you’re laid up in the local hospital undergoing traction therapy – and that doesn’t sound like very much fun, does it?
Psychologically, well you must have experienced an overwhelming sense of fatigue after sitting down for hours on end and generally doing nothing? Of course we all have. It’s a natural occurrence that when we don’t utilize ourselves physically that we begin to feel worn down. Our moods become morose, our limbs turn to lead and our brains feel like they belong in the clouds. In short we almost feel detached from reality. And to think you’ve been suffering such hardships for so long while sitting/slouching/slumping/sprawling away at your conventional workstation! Oh great woe is you!
Now you may muse that short of making frequent shuttle runs to the coffee machine that there is no viable solution to the physiological and psychological woes of the office environment – but I’m happy to say that you are in fact wrong.
One simple office accessory can immediately make you feel part of the human race again.
Introducing the Standing Desk!
Standing?! Desk?! You mean to say I have to stand at a desk and work? Stand?!
Fear not young office employee, for the Standing Desk is not as much of a hardship as it initially might sound.
The transition from sitting to standing need not be made overnight or indeed over the course of a week, but what you should initially concentrate on is slowly starting to utilize your new Standing Desk for just perhaps a few hours at a time each day. You will quickly find that it this was an easy substitution as your standing during increases more and more and you eventually find yourself grabbing your old chair by the proverbial scruff of the neck and kicking the traitorous swine firmly into touch. For now, you are beginning to feel a new surge of brain activity sweeping over your working day. Your productivity levels are going through the roof!
One of the key attributes of using a Standing Desk is increased brain power. Yes, your new desk actually has the power to improve your intelligence.
The explanation for this is simple.
Firstly, by standing rather than sitting, your blood circulation increases. As well as the mental elements this of course benefits your physical side by preventing the risk of high blood pressure and the possibility of blood clots. Mentally it gives one a pleasant sensation of revitalization and in turn makes one more aware and sharp concerning their daily duties. What once, while sitting down, seemed like an insurmountable pile of paperwork, can now be looked on as a walk in the park. Using a standing desk will improve your motivation morale and general mood and outlook.
Next, while sitting at your desk and your blood circulates wearily around your veins and arteries, you tend to lose energy and your brain becomes unable to focus clearly on even the most fundamental of tasks. If however you were to make the simple, healthy and prosperous transition to a Standing Desk , the increased blood circulating around your body would jump start your brain back into its original state of clarity and you would be able to enhance your work rate and productivity with equip with a more powerful brain.
All signs point to a Standing Desk for the sake of your mental and physical health.