Working While Standing: How to Introduce Standing Desks in the Workplace

Humans weren’t designed to sit for long periods. Moving regularly to vary posture is healthy, reduces fatigue and can boost productivity. Did you know that standing also increases attention on the task you are working on, and encourages employees to be more motivated in the workplace?


There is no surprise height-adjustable office furniture is increasing in popularity.  Introducing movement in ournevery-day lives is important, especially in traditionally more sedentary jobs.


There are many advantages of incorporating movement into our daily work routine. It reduces stress, more calories are burned, our heart rate lowers and back pain can be improved. According to different studies, other health benefits may include lowering blood sugar levels, as well as lessening the risk of heart disease.


Standing desks are a great option to incorporate movement to your everyday life. They are basically desks that allow you to stand up comfortably while working. Innovative versions of these standing desks allow you to adjust the height and alternate between sitting and standing.

Standing desks can actually improve mood and energy levels, and even boost productivity.


Here are some tips to integrate this flexible way of working:

  • Stand up during phone calls.
  • Avoid spending more than two hours in the same place.
  • Integrate height-adjustable tables in your workspace if possible.
  • Work standing up after any lengthy period seated, to prevent fatigue.
  • You can use an automated app or alarm software to remind you to take regular breaks throughout the day.


To help prevent potential side effects that could appear from suddenly going from sitting down for long period of time to standing all day, as with all habit changes the advice is to start slowly, perhaps with 30 to 60 minutes a day, and gradually increase.


In conclusion, using standing workspaces can add great health benefits when used correctly. How do you ensure you stay active in your everyday life?

9th November 2021

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