How to create a healthier work environment: adjustable height desks

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: sitting is affecting our health.

Between work, driving and watching television at home, the average American worker sits between 7.7 and 15 hours a day [1]. Add in time spent sleeping and we’re at about eighteen hours of sedentary living each day. According to Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative, “We are sitting ourselves to death.” [2]

Health Concerns

Five major health concerns surrounding sitting are discussed in this article from Health Cheatsheet: organ damage, muscle degeneration, weight gain, loss of brainpower, and back and neck pain. To make matters worse, studies have shown that daily exercise may not be enough to combat “sitting disease” that affects so many office workers.

Employers can invest in a healthier culture for their employees by considering installing adjustable height desks. These types of desks allow users to work standing or sitting with the press of a button. The key here is movement and enabling employees to change their positioning throughout the day.

Yes, adjustable height desks are more expensive than regular desks – companies can expect approximately a 30% increase based on configuration. However, the added value of healthier and happier employees and overall enhancement to the work culture can be a great investment. Optional accessories, including a dual monitor arm, desktop, USC, power box and tackable screen can further enhance the workspace experience.

Contact us today to learn more about adjustable height desks and improving the ergonomics of your office.

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