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  • Rhona Jamieson

Sit-Stand Desks: All You Need To Know

It's been proven that sitting all day is not good for our health. Some, like Apple CEO Tim Cook, have even gone as far as saying "sitting is the new cancer".

The NHS states that "Sitting for long periods is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat".

So, have you ever wondered about a standing desk and whether to get one?

We got our Ergonomics Expert Lee Jones to answer your questions.

Should I Get a Standing Desk?

Ideally, a sit-stand desk is the best option as standing all day can be just as bad for you as sitting all day.

How Much Should I Stand?

There is no definitive answer on this one but variety is good so try to avoid long periods of sitting or standing.

How Do I Make Sure I'm in the Best Position?

Whether you're sitting or standing, the best way to improve your posture is to make sure that your elbows are at the same height as the surface of the desk when your shoulders are relaxed.

Is a Sit-Stand Desk Worth the Investment?

When it's used right, a sit-stand desk can not only improve your health and wellbeing, it can also increase your productivity.

At Wellworking, we have lots of options to choose from in a wide variety of finishes and sizes.

We're always happy to advise on what is best for your situation too, whether that is at home or in the workplace, so do get in touch.

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