Thursday, November 17, 2016  11:00 AM | By: Hayley Morphis
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Get Up, Stand Up: Why You Should Have Standing Workstations

In recent years, many studies have been conducted examining the effects of sitting for prolonged periods on people of all ages and sexes, and the results are consistently alarming. The problem is that the vast majority of each school day is spent sitting at a desk. This does not include the time students and staff spends sleeping and lounging around their homes. This means that a significant number of people are living a sedentary lifestyle before they even reach adulthood, and simply put, sitting all day is bad for anyone’s health. If you’ve been wondering why you should have standing workstations in your schools, simply take a look at the following benefits:


Decreased Risk of Obesity

Decreased Risk of Obesity

If students use a standing workstation, they can burn over 170 calories more each day than they would if they were sitting. That might not seem like a lot of calories at first, but over the course of a month that equates to roughly 5,100 calories. Since you have to burn 3,500 calories to lose a single pound, students can feasibly lose roughly a pound and a half every month by switching to a standing desk – without changing any other part of their daily routine.


Decreased Risk of Metabolic & Cardiovascular Diseases

Decreased Risk of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases

Students can decrease their risk of death from heart disease by as much as 50%, simply from standing up at school. In addition, it can help them to decrease their blood glucose levels and, in turn, decrease their risk for developing diabetes. A great way to pump up your heart!


Improve Your Student’s Mood

Improve Your Student’s Mood

A sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of depression and anxiety, and those who regularly stand find that they are less stressed and tired than they were when they were sitting all day.


Boost Energy Levels & Productivity

Boost Energy Levels and Productivity

Some assume that standing up will lead to an increase in procrastination and a decrease in productivity. However, a 2009 study proves that there is no cause for alarm. Participants logged just as much work standing as they did when they were seated throughout the day. In addition, the increased energy levels and mood they attained when they switched to standing desks leads many to believe that productivity and engagement will increase as a result of improved student morale. For even better productivity, consider checking out ways to accessorize your sit-stand workstation.

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