Why become a sit-stander?

Ok, it’s mental pie-chart time. I want you to think about your workday. From the moment you get up until your head hits the pillow at night.

How much of your day is spent sitting?

Breakfast, getting to work, at work, getting home, dinner, relaxing before bed. Even if you bookend your day with exercise, chances are your sit-to-stand ratio is heavily tipped towards the sitting side of the equation.

Now I want you to think about the biggest chunk of time you spend sitting. Yep, it’s at your desk during work hours. 7 hours a day, maybe more. That’s a big piece of your sitting pie right there.

It’s no wonder then that sit-stand desks are becoming standard issue in new offices throughout Australia. The health and happiness benefits of electric height adjustable desks are clear. Better circulation and cardiovascular health, less stress on your back and joints, less muscular tension. In fact, the evidence is so compelling that adjustable work spaces have been required as part of EU legislation EN 527-1 for over a decade.

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Take a stand – Make a move

Come on Australia, this is the final frontier in office health. Ok, that might be a bit strong, but it is the biggest revolution in office culture since the morning and afternoon café latte. You can add the morning and afternoon standing session to that, thank you very much.

They say change is as good as a holiday. Introduce a positive change into your workday with a sit-stand desk.