Advantages and Disadvantages of a Standing Desk.

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Have you been ‘erming’ and ‘ahhing’ about getting a standing desk?

If so here are the advantages and disadvantages of having a standing desk;

Advantages

  • You have more energy. Standing up and working keeps your blood flowing a normal rate and makes your mind more alert as you are constantly aware of your body, which means it is a lot harder to fall asleep at your desk if you’re standing.
  • You are more engaged with co-workers. Instead of sending emails to everyone because you are too lazy to get up and walk you will actually walk to whoever you need to talk because you are already standing up. This means you end up with better relationships with your co-workers.
  • Improves your posture and core strength. Standing up all day and maintaining the correct posture adds extra strength to your core. Also there is less soreness in your back and tailbone compared to when you sit down all day.
  • Ready for anything. If you were sitting down it would take you a few minutes to get up and leave your desk whereas when you are standing you are always ready for when someone needs you.

Disadvantages

  • Leg/feet soreness. Standing up for such a long time can become very tiresome on your legs and feet. It can take people a while to adjust to it but once you do it is worth it.
  • If your office is an eat your lunch at your desk kind of office then you may have trouble as standing up and leaning over your desk can be quite tricky. I suggest find a place to sit or going out of the office for lunch.
  • Long days. If you were long days it is probably best not to have a standing desk if you aren’t used to standing for a while after you finish work. Standing for long hours of the day can make you a little fatigued.

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