I returned to my old employer in January and they had installed convertible desks (as they had in Germany at their HQ). I was so impressed, I decided to find a similar model. Since buying one 6 months ago, it has certainly changed my working life. I feel more energised, lively and as a result, my shoulders are much better. I feel re-vitalised and enjoy the experience of standing more.”
I no longer go home at the end of a workday with major stiffness and pain and that has allowed me to be able to do more in the evenings and my quality of life has increased and gotten better! It also has allowed me, I feel, to work more proficiently and effectively. When I am standing…. I know this might sound a bit strange… but I feel more confident and that carries over when talking to my customers so it’s a win-win for everybody!"
The following is a response from one or our team: “As I regularly go to the gym in the mornings and weight train I struggle to sit for prolonged periods as I consequently suffer from lactic acid build up. Since standing I’ve not suffered from lactic acid build up and I feel freer moving ie less tense. Additionally, I feel much more productive standing! I don’t get the afternoon slump that I would often feel come on when sitting. I am a massive advocate of the Sit-Stand Desk!”
On an average day, I stand up at my desk for around 3 hours. I’ve noticed that I have far more energy throughout the day when I do so, I’m am able to work faster and more efficiently. My bad back is no longer an issue, and my posture has improved too. Because I can position my computer screens exactly where I want them, I’ve also noticed that I experience fewer neck problems now as well."
About a year ago I moved to having two computer screens which helps immensely. I have been trying to get fit and improving my metabolic age was a focus for me as (according to the Boditrax at the gym)I was 10 years older than my actual age! I researched what I could do about it and as well as generally increasing my fitness and losing weight. I read that having a sedentary desk-based job would not be helping. I found the link to the BBC
item on the sitstand desk and had a look at the options. I have a large old partners desk that I use and so I needed the right product to sit on this, as well as accommodate my two screens. I therefore went for the larger Yo-Yo DESK 90
model and I have not been disappointed.
It was incredibly easy to install (if a little heavy) and I gradually built up the time I had it in the standing position by combining it with an alarm on my Alexa. I now ask Alexa to set a 30-minute timer – my sitting time – and then when the time is up, I simply click the handles and pull the desk up to the standing position. I then put a 1-hour timer on. If this goes off and I am happy to continue standing, I simply re-set the timer. Then, when I move the desk to the sitting position, I again make sure I only do this for 30 minutes and repeat this timing throughout the day.
I now find I am more alert and have more energy; I do not have any aches and pains (I have historically suffered from back problems including prolapsed discs from which I was twice hospitalised); I move about more when working in a standing position (shifting weight from leg to leg and generally engaging more core muscles) which I find also helps with concentration and “thinking time”; the focus of timing the periods of sitting and standing has improved the overall efficiency of working and time management and (combined with general fitness and improved diet and drinking more water) my metabolic age is now 10 years less than my age (which is 52!).
All in all, I have found using the sitstand a very positive experience and am happy to share my thoughts."
My employer kindly agreed and purchased me the Yo-Yo DESK 90
Now I usually go into “stand mode” around 11am until lunch time – and then again from around 4pm until I go home. I find that being able to stand (obviously) encourages me to be more mobile and I will frequently move around the office during phone calls. Generally, I find myself being more productive as alternating between sit and stand stops me getting lethargic (especially after lunch!). As I am generally more productive and feel better, I am a happier person!"