In Scandinavia 90% of office workers have a sit-stand desk – this all started in the late 90’s and now is common place.
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 standing. Try it yourself and you will be amazed.
Certain tasks are done faster when standing. You will be amazed how much faster simple tasks such as going through your inbox or "to do" list can be done faster standing. Try it.
Standing improves your breathing by allowing the chest to be fully open, giving full facility to the diaphragm.