Reasons Why You Should Use Height-Adjustable Desks Have you ever wondered how much time you spend sitting? Do you remain seated for a period shorter or longer than half a day? For most people, they’re sitting more than they should. On average, a person in the UK sits up to 12 hours a day—more than 85% of the time they spend at work.Because long hours of sitting can negatively affect an individual’s health, people are searching for ways to shorten it. In Scandinavia, they learned about the positive effects sit-stand desks, so 80% of office workers are now using them. Meanwhile, it’s expected for an employer to provide sit-stand desks in Denmark. Despite these numbers and the people agreeing to the benefits of alternating between sitting and standing for working positions, only 1% of the individuals in the UK have access to height-adjustable desks.To learn more about sit-stand desks, turn to Posidesk. We’ll share with you some of their benefits based on an SBFI ergonomics study. Making You Feel Healthier Sitting for a long period of time can be uncomfortable and even painful. If you want to prevent body aches caused by sitting too much, use a sit-stand desk. Research findings show that electric height-adjustable desks help lessen the complaints of musculoskeletal discomfort by an average of 62% among computer workers. When employees aren’t experiencing pain, absenteeism and presenteeism can be reduced. According to another study, varying postures throughout the day, carefully tailoring breaks, and exercising can help reduce backaches and other forms of discomfort by more than 80%. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a survey about the effectiveness of sit-stand workstations. The results for employees who stood for one additional hour daily (four increments of 15 minutes) are as follows: 87% Felt More Energized and Comfortable at Work 75% Felt Healthier Overall 62% Felt Happier 33% Felt Less Stressed Read more Increasing Work Productivity Studies show that workers who use sit-stand desks perform better and become more productive. Based on research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71% of sit-stand workers felt that they were more focused and 66% of them felt that they were more productive compared to people who sat all day. In another study, alternating between sitting and standing boosted the actual productive output of office workers by 42%. Read more Find Out How Much Time You Spend Sitting If you want an estimate of the amount of time you spend seated, you can use the sitting calculator of Get Britain Standing. Contact us for any questions.