The study concluded the following:
- People who received height-adjustable desks reported a 17 percent reduction in sitting three months into the study, a trend that remained at the one year mark.
- 47% of people with height-adjustable desks reported a significant reduction in upper back, shoulder or neck discomfort.
- 88% of people with height-adjustable desks reported they were convenient to use after 12 months.
- 65% of people with height-adjustable desks reported increased productivity after one year and also reported better concentration ability. In addition, they said they were more active, refreshed, awake, limber and energetic.
- Improvements Outside of Work - 65% of people said height-adjustable desks positively impacted their health outside of the workplace.
Additional studies further prove the benefits of standing desks:
- One study conducted at Columbia University found that breaking up a day of sitting with any kind of physical activity reduces the risk of an early death.
- According to a study conducted by the University of Leicester, adjustable standing desks improve overall job performance and psychological well-being.
- Researchers at University College in LondonUniversity College in London found that sitting still resulted in an increased risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents, suggesting the education system could benefit from implementing standing desks in high schools.
Research Supporting Standing Desk Treadmills
What do the studies show for standing treadmill desks? Have a look:
- A systematic review conducted by the University of Prince Edward Island Treadmill desks led to the greatest improvement in chronic disease prevention and management when compared to sitting and standing desks.
- One study’s participants showed a short-term increase in memory and attention after using a treadmill desk. This increased memory and attention might result in increased work performance.
- This particular study found that cortisol was lowest in participants who alternated between sitting and using a treadmill desk. Participants were also able to focus on their tasks better than those who were seated all day.
Research Supporting Under Desk Bikes
What does the research show about under desk bikes? Have a look:
- A study published in the National Library of Medicine found that participants pedaling their under desk bike at 30% of Wmax showed no decrease in their words per minute typed, suggesting moderate exercise has no effect on their ability to perform tasks.
- A different study published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute found that bike desks had no impact on formal education lessons and that they can be implemented into classrooms with little to no effect on performance.
of Americans spend 8+ hours sitting per day
increase in mortality rate for those who sit 6+ hours a day
of deaths globally are linked to physical inactivity
of Americans don't get enough exercise in a day
increased chance of cardiovascular disease risk
of moderate to vigorous exercise is recommended per week
Years of sitting at a desk at work can have extreme effects on your health. Our bodies were not designed for long periods of sitting, yet desk jobs require it.
A sedentary lifestyle leads to risk of:
Type 2 Diabetes
Yes, you can be active before or after work, but it will never make up for the hours lost sitting in your desk chair.
Plus – boost your mental health ❤️
Movement is proven to boost productivity, focus and energy
so you can get through the longest of work days.
better memory recall than those who don't walk & work
increase of participant's job satisfaction
of study participants saw increase in productivity
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