Height-adjustable standing desks popular
New products must first be perfected and are initially expensive. Later on, they become less exclusive and their prices go down. Thanks to the current price drop, height-adjustable standing desks meet the budgets of more companies - a logical and interesting evolution!
We are working longer hours and spending more time in front of screens, and we need to deal with the consequences of this development. This should never be at the expense of workers' health and well-being. In order to create and maintain a positive, dynamic work culture in your company, and anticipate any problems, you need an in-depth health policy, which must, of course, include ergonomics!
Height-adjustable standing desks are useful from an ergonomic point of view. They can be adjusted at any time to ensure a perfect seating posture. Working standing up also reduces the pressure on our intervertebral discs, thus protecting us against the low back pain that can occur when we spend a lot of time sitting down.
More and more studies are putting us face to face with the facts. Our sedentary life increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even premature death by 20% to 60%. To decreases these risks, we would have to exercise at medium intensity for more than an hour a day: unthinkable for many! Rather, the solution lies in spending fewer hours sitting down. And what can help us do exactly that? A height-adjustable standing desk!
At the moment, not all companies are able to invest in height-adjustable desks. However, there are intermediate solutions tailored to your company. Good office ergonomics strike a balance between movement at work - active - and effective support - passive - for prolonged periods of sitting. If we can achieve this, we are on the right track!
At SQUADT, as physiotherapists and manual therapists, we are committed to bringing these tips to your company! Through the interactive clinic "Pimp Your Posture" we work on raising self-awareness in terms of posture and movement among employees. We look for each employee’s intrinsic motivation, we take a closer look at their desks and we give personal advice. Our medical background is a big asset. In the end, together with your company, we work out a plan for a healthy and dynamic working atmosphere!