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Stand Up For Your Health: The Benefits of Stand Up Desks

Did you know that people who sit a lot have an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and early death? Sitting too much is seriously bad for your health. There have been many studies recently published that have also linked sitting for too long to weight gain and obesity. Although research is still in early stages, it does appear that changing up your office desk and switching to a stand up desk can have a big impact on your health and your productivity as well. You don’t have to stand up all day but by just standing up for one to two hours a day can make a huge difference.

What Is a Standing Desk?

A standing desk, also called a stand-up desk, is basically a desk that allows you to stand up comfortably while working.  Many versions are adjustable, so that you can change the height of the desk and alternate between sitting and standing. These versions are referred to as height-adjustable desks, or sit-stand desks.

The Health Benefits of Stand Up Desks

Here is a list of some of the possible health benefits that can be noticed by switching your normal office desk to a stand up desk:

  • Reduce the risk of obesity. Standing from time-to-time, one to two hours a day, introduces a variety of movements to your day.
  • Reduced risk of disease. Sitting for long periods of time contributes to metabolic problems including type 2 diabetes.
  • Less cardiovascular disease. Sitting all day is not good for your heart. You need to get the blood flowing.
  • Lowered cancer risk. Recent research has shown a potential link between sitting for prolonged periods of time and certain types of cancer such as breast and colon cancer risks.
  • Live longer in better health – By cutting the time you spend sitting down, you can add years to your life. The more you move, the more you increase the chance for a long and happy life.

Where To Find Stand Up Desks in the DC Metro Area?

Fortunately, many office furniture manufactures have many selections of standup desks and they are becoming increasingly more popular these days. You don’t have to give up style to make this healthy lifestyle change.

At PVI, we represent one of the more popular brands of stand up desks from Officesource. The StandUp Desk. Not only does this style of desk fit in to your office decor but it also a great space saver for your office as well. These desk can really fit in to any office setting and add to your workspace.

To learn more, take a moment to view this video and visit our page here on Officesource.

About PVI

PVI Office Furniture is your source for office furniture that not only saves your budget but we also want to save your life and help you be the most productive in your office environment. Contact us today to find how you can upgrade your office desk to a StandUp! Desk today and how we can help you make this change to a healthy and more productive design for your office.

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