Why UVI Desk

THE PROBLEM

There are many benefits in using sit stand desk instead of a regular desk and we gathered the most important ones here!

The craze over sit stand desks started a few years ago when numerous articles, YouTube videos and even some Ted talks with the tittle “Sitting is the new smoking” emerged all over the internet. Due to the change of our daily activities a regular person sits during the morning commute, at his desk at work, in meetings, at lunch, during the drive home, at the dinner table or restaurant, and then he continues to sit at home to watch TV or use computer. And sadly he does it again the next day, and the next day and so on. You get what we are trying to say!

Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns. They include obesity and a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that make up metabolic syndrome. Too much sitting overall and prolonged periods of sitting also seem to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

To help people live more healthy and prevent unnecessary health problems we started to promote and sell sit-stand desks in Slovenia!

Prevent back pain

SOLUTION

There is no one solution for all of these problems but there are multiple steps that can help you become healthier.

Standing more is clinically proven to improve your health, reduce the risk of premature death and disease, and increase physical activity. Time spent standing has even been proven to be more effective at reducing the risks associated with sitting than an hour of exercise. By standing periodically throughout the day, you can dramatically reduce back pain.

Before we go any further you need to understand that there is a difference between sit-stand and standing desk. Just like excess sitting is not healthy for a person – the same goes for excess standing. It is important to listen to your body and experiment with what makes you happy, comfortable and productive.

The last important this is to know that your adjustable desk should not be a chore or create additional work for you. The best solution is an electric, height and width adjustable desk that is easy to use. If it’s simple, reliable and easy to use, you will be more likely to use it.

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BENEFITS

To wrap everything up we decided to prepare short list of most important benefits of using a sit stand desk:

  1. Standing Promotes Health

    Standing lowers your risk of weight gain and obesity. Weight loss is ultimately caused by burning more calories than you take in. While exercise is the most efficient way to burn calories, simply choosing to stand instead of sit has it’s benefits. When we compared an afternoon of sedentary work, an equal amount of time spent standing instead of sitting has burn over 170 additional calories . It might not sound much but that is almost 1000 extra calories burned each week from simply standing at your desk daily for few hours.

  2. Standing desks reduce back pain

    Back pain is one of the most common problems with people who sit 8 hours a day in office. To determine the effect of standing desks, several studies have been done on employees with long-term back pain. Participants reported major improvement in lower back pain after several weeks of using sit-stand desks. The bottom line is that using sit-stand desks can dramatically decrease chronic back pain caused by prolonged sitting.

  3. Standing makes you more productive

    When standing, your muscles are engaged and able to pump fresh blood to your brain easier. That blood triggers the release of chemicals that enhance your brain as well as improve your mood! One company found that using sit-stand desks improved concentration, increased energy levels and improved overall productivity by 10%!

  4. You can sit or stand

    One of the main reasons behind recent popularity of sit-stand desks is their ability to give you the best of both worlds. Since you are able to easily switch height with one simple click. As we already pointed our you get the most benefits if you alternate between sitting and standing throughout the workday.

  5. Helps you find the perfect ergonomic position

    Just buying adjustable stand desk will not do much good if it does not allow you to find perfect ergonomic position. Since people range in height having an adjustable sit-stand desk is the key. If you stand, or sit, you need to keep sure that your arms, keyboard and monitor are all in the perfect position. While standing your arms should be in a 90° angle while the top of the monitor should be at your eye level. Since keeping a strait posture while sitting is really important since slouching while standing will do more harm than good, making sure that the table top is the right position is the key thing.

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Take a stand for your health!