Benefits of Standing
Top 10 Benefits
- Kick start your metabolism
- Burn calories
- Improve blood circulation
- Improve posture
- Better breathing & oxygen flow to the brain
- Engage key muscle groups
- Reduce stress
- Improve concentration & collaboration
- Reduce blood pressure
- Sleep better
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Did You Know?
In Scandinavia 90% of office workers have a sit-stand desk – this started in the late 1990s and is now commonplace. In Denmark, it is now the law for an employer to provide all office workers with a sit-stand desk.
Standing is effective in burning calories, improving blood circulation and tackling low blood pressure – standing up encourages movement and fidgeting. Both are important to activate key muscle groups, boost blood circulation and maintain a healthy metabolic rate. Furthermore, important enzymes which transfer bad cholesterol out of your arteries are much more effective when you stand.
Standing improves your posture and encourages mobility. When standing, you naturally align your spine to an "S" shape and thereby engage / strengthen your core muscles. It is important to break up sitting and avoid the risk of staying in a "C" shape posture.
When you stand you are more confident and collaborative. Oxygen flows more easily to your head, boosting endorphins. So when you need to complete an important phone call or conclude a difficult discussion you will be much more effective doing it from a standing position. Try it yourself on a company phone call - you will be amazed.
Certain tasks are done faster when standing: You will be surprised how simple tasks, such as going through your inbox or ‘to do’ list can be done more quickly when standing. Try it.
Standing improves your breathing by allowing the chest to be fully open, giving full facility to the diaphragm.