The stiff shoulders, aching back, and chronic waist discomfort that no amount of stretching or walking around can remove is a familiar scenario for people working in the office and remotely.
Sitting in front of your desk all day will take a toll on your body. Sitting for too long puts you at risk of weight problems and heart disease.
Various scientific studies highlighted the alarming problems caused by sitting all day. A 2010 study published by the American Cancer Society revealed that men and women who spent more time sitting down and had less physically active time were 48% and 94% more likely to die in comparison to those who sat less and spent more time in physical activities.
This kind of statistic gave rise to the evolution of working desks. Thus, we now have standing desks.
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Top 5 benefits of standing desks
Four kinds of standing desks in NZ
Top 5 benefits of standing desks
Improves your quality of life
One of the primary benefits of a standing desk is its impact on your health. Compared to sitting, where you can burn an estimated 60 to 130 calories, standing helps you burn 100-200 calories every hour. Science has always emphasized that the human body’s design is geared toward movement. Using a standing desk enhances your blood circulation making you less prone to cardiovascular diseases.
Undeniably, work habits influence how we complete our tasks. With the traditional desk, we are slumped and get tired more easily. But, when we use a standing desk, we get the space to move around more. By staying active, we can do more work. In a CNN Health report, an unnamed pharmaceutical corporation bought standing desks for their employees. In 6 months, their team’s productivity rate rose to 46%.
Better moods and mental health state
Depression, burnout, and anxiety are the most common mental health problems that workers are struggling with. Sitting from 8 am to 5 am makes you sedentary, leading to deteriorating brain health. Some evidence suggests that sitting too long decreases the thickness of the medial temporal lobe. This lobe is responsible for spatial cognition and memory. You have better circulation and oxygen intake when you are standing while working. Good blood and oxygen circulation boosts your mood and reduces fatigue.
Being seated all day causes spinal compression and can cause a herniated disk. If you constantly experience shoulder and back pain, you may benefit from using a standing desk. One CDC study showed that taking an hour or so to stand up may lower back and neck pain by 50%. You can improve your posture while standing while working and increasing your core strength.
Sustained Energy Level
Standing up while working helps you stay awake throughout your work. Being upright tells your brain that you are on your feet and should to stay alert. Less yawning while working!
These stand desk benefits can be a game changer in your office or WFH set-up. There is no need to compromise comfort while working. If anything, we must preserve our health as our ability to work depends on it.
Four kinds of standing desks in NZ
A standing desk is not one size fits all. You can choose what kind of standing desk suits you most. The four types of stand-up desks here in NZ are regular stand desks, sit stand desks, adjustable height desks, and electric standing desks.
Regular stand desks
These are fixed desks. The height is fixed and not adjustable.
This type allows you to shift between sitting and standing. The height can be adjusted manually or by a motorised mechanism.
Adjustable height desk
The legs of an adjustable-height desk can be moved up and down to match the position you are most comfortable with.
Electric Standing desk
Lastly, we have a more sophisticated form of a standing desk. Just press a button to precisely customize your desk's height. The electric standing desk is designed for speed and convenience.
6 Premium Standing Desks in NZ
The Summit Height Adjustable Desk epitomises ergonomic design and cutting-edge technology for a dynamic and personalised workspace. With a height range of 620-1270mm, this desk is crafted to cater to users' diverse needs, ensuring everyone's comfort and functionality. Designed for a clutter-free workspace, the desk features a thoughtfully crafted scallop in the desktop for seamless cable access. An integrated cable tray also ensures a tidy environment, promoting efficiency and organisation.
Effortlessly transition between seated and standing heights with the Agile Desk's smooth and silent adjustment mechanism, ensuring a disturbance-free environment for you and your co-workers. The digital height readout and 4-point memory feature provide a user-friendly experience, allowing you to effortlessly customize your preferred desk positions. Designed to accommodate a wide range of users, the height range of 640-1290mm ensures a perfect fit for your ergonomic needs.
With a height range spanning from 620mm to 1270mm, the Summit II Electric Single Desk is ingeniously crafted to accommodate the diverse needs of users, ensuring optimal comfort and adaptability. The convenience of three programmable height settings, accessible through the user-friendly LCD, empowers you to tailor the desk to your preferred positions effortlessly, enhancing efficiency and well-being.
The Enhance Electric Individual Standing Desk is your gateway to a healthier and more productive workday. Experience the freedom to shift effortlessly from sitting to standing with the Enhance Desk's remarkable height adjustment speed of 35mm/sec. Backed by a 10-year warranty, this desk not only promotes well-being but also ensures lasting durability and performance.
Summit II Electric Workstation's adjustable height top ranges from 620mm to 1270mm, accommodating a variety of user preferences. Standard collision protection technology prioritises safety by halting operation when encountering obstacles, ensuring a secure and worry-free user experience. Proudly featuring an NZ-made top and a recyclable frame, this desk is a testament to sustainable design without compromising quality.
The Agile Electric 3-Column Height Adjustable Workstation is where innovation meets versatility, offering a seamless blend of functionality and style for your dynamic workspace. Crafted with precision, this workstation is designed to enhance your productivity and well-being with its advanced features and elegant aesthetics. Equipped with a digital height readout and a soft-touch 2-point memory handset, the Agile Workstation provides an intuitive and customisable experience. Effortlessly adjust your workstation to your preferred settings with ease.
Be wise; choose Agile.
Agile offers all four kinds of standing desks at a range of prices to fit different budgets. We offer comfort with style. Hit the buy button now.