It's a well-known fact that sitting for 8 plus hours a day is not good for anyone. The most well-known risk is back problems but an American study also showed that you're more at risk of diabetes, some cancers, and other long-term health conditions, as well as an increase in the risk of premature death. A study called the Take A Stand project also showed that back and neck problems were reduced by 54% within 4 weeks when using a standing desk periodically. This isn't only good news for your employees, but also for your sick leave statistics, as one employer who offered staff the option of sit and stand desks saw sickness absence reduce by 5%.
A study has shown that productivity improved by 7% when people are standing. This makes sense when you think about it; energy levels are increased, staff have reported feelings of improved mood and as we've already seen, health issues are reduced when using them.
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