If you’re like most people, you probably have a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Do they include getting fit or losing weight? If so, you might have started bringing salads for lunch or become a member at your local gym. But did you know there are other ways you can add more physical activity into your workday?
Bet you never considered an electric height adjustable computer desk as part of your strategy for a new you in the new year, did you? That’s okay. We know electric height adjustable desks aren’t quite a household term—yet!
The latest research suggests that the more time we spend sitting, the more damage we do to our bodies. And unfortunately, one of the most disappointing findings of these studies is that even regular trips to the gym won’t make up for the negative effects of sitting.
Most people don’t move enough, even though physical activity is an important way to keep your body healthy. You can start incorporating more movement into your day by using an electric height adjustable computer desk. With an electric height adjustable desk, you won’t have to manually crank or lift to adjust the height of the desk surface, and you’ll be able to use the same desk whether you sit or stand while working.
With an electric height adjustable sit-to-stand desk, you won’t have to lift the desk surface or turn a crank to raise or lower it to the height you need. The electric adjustment changes the height of the desk surface more quickly manual cranking, which can save time when you’re ready to change positions. And, rapid height adjustment can be handy if more than one person uses the desk.
All electric height adjustable standing desks have a control panel with buttons that let you easily raise or lower the desk surface. You can also find fancier models with enhanced control panels that give you the option to enter preset heights into the memory that let you raise or lower the desk surface to the height you want just by touching a single button.
Many people find that when they stand while working, they tend to move more throughout the day; since they’re already standing, it can feel more natural to walk around from time to time—increasing their physical activity. If you’re not ready to stand throughout the entire workday, spend time both sitting and standing, and gradually build up the time you spend standing while working.
Choosing to work at a standing desk can help you reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries while helping you increase physical activity. Some people have even reported that switching to a standing desk helped to alleviate their back pain. You might even find that you have more energy all day—that could make your new year very happy, indeed!