Boost your Energy | The benefits of the sit-stand desk

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Popular in the United States and in the Scandinavian countries, the sit-stand desk is a novelty in our country. It allows you to be more active in your working day. Working in a standing position improves blood circulation, focus, metabolism, and energy, which helps regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, stress, and even weight.

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A European average of 7 hours spent sitting in front of the computer.

Sitting too much is bad for your health.

People who sit a lot every day are at increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and premature death.

Plus, sitting all the time burns very few calories, and many studies have linked it to weight gain and obesity.

This is a major problem for office workers as they sit almost all day. Fortunately, standing desks are increasingly popular.

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The sit-stand desk is good for your health

Studies show that a man who spends 6 or more hours a day in a sitting position increases his chances of developing a heart problem leading to premature death by 20%, compared to another man who spends more time in a standing position. The situation is all the more worrying among women, this percentage increasing, in their case, to 40%. Considering this, it is necessary to change our habits by spending less time sitting and more time standing during a working day at the office. To achieve this, nothing beats the sit / stand desk, which remains the most effective system to avoid sitting too long.

The sit-up desk can prevent obesity

If you spend more time on your feet during the day, your body uses more energy; you fight against obesity. This is not a silver bullet, however, and if your diet is really unbalanced, you may still develop an obesity problem. A study by the American Cancer Society found that people who stand 25% or more of the time are significantly less likely to become obese. (Source: Washington Post)

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Using a sit-up desk may lower blood sugar

Generally speaking, the higher your blood sugar level after meals, the poorer your health.

This is especially true for people with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes.

In a small study of 10 office workers, standing for 180 minutes after lunch reduced spike in blood sugar by 43% compared to sitting for the same amount of time.

Both groups took the same number of steps, indicating that the smaller spike was due to standing rather than additional physical movement around the desk.

Another study of 23 office workers found that alternating between standing and sitting every 30 minutes throughout the workday reduced blood sugar spikes by 11,1% on average.

The detrimental effects of sitting after meals could help explain why excessive sedentary time is linked to a whopping 112% higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Sit-up desks seem to reduce back pain

Back pain is one of the most common complaints of office workers who sit all day.

To determine if standing desks might improve this, several studies have been performed on employees with long-lasting back pain.

Participants reported a 32% improvement in lower back pain after several weeks of using a standing desk.

Another study published by the CDC found that using a sit-stand desk reduced upper back and neck pain by 54% after just 4 weeks.

In addition, the removal of sit-stand desks reversed some of those improvements within two weeks.

Sit-stand desks help improve mood and energy levels

Standing desks seem to have a positive influence on general well-being.

In a 7-week study, participants using standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who sat all day at work.

Additionally, 87% of those who use standing desks reported increased vigor and energy throughout the day.

Back at their old offices, general moods returned to their original levels.

These findings are consistent with broader research on sitting and mental health, which links sedentary time with an increased risk of depression and anxiety.

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Sitting upright may lower your risk of heart disease

The idea that standing is better for heart health was first proposed in 1953.

A study found that bus drivers who stayed up all day had half the risk of death from heart disease than their colleagues in the driver's seats.

Since then, scientists have developed a much better understanding of the effects of sitting on heart health, with prolonged sedentary time believed to increase the risk of heart disease by up to 147%.

It's so harmful that even an hour of strenuous exercise may not compensate for the negative effects of a full day of sitting.

There is no doubt that spending more time on your feet is beneficial for heart health.

Sit-stand desks can even increase productivity

A common concern with standing desks is that they get in the way of everyday tasks, such as typing.

While standing every afternoon can take some getting used to, standing desks seem to have no significant impact on typical work tasks.

In a study of 60 young office workers, using a standing desk for 4 hours a day had no impact on characters typed per minute or typing errors.

Since standing also improves mood and energy, using a standing desk is more likely to increase productivity than hamper it.

Standing longer can help you live longer

Studies have found a strong link between increased sitting time and premature death.

This is not surprising given the strong association between sedentary time, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

In fact, a review of 18 studies found that those who sit the most have a 49% higher risk of dying prematurely than those who sit the least.

Another study estimated that reducing sitting time to 3 hours a day would increase the average American's life expectancy by 2 years.

While these observational studies do not prove cause and effect, the weight of evidence indicates that standing more often could help lengthen our lifespan.

It's time to take a stand

Reducing sedentary time can improve physical, metabolic and even mental health. This is why sitting less and standing more upright is such an important lifestyle change.
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€672,00

Control via the I-NOVA app (smartphone and tablet)
Base height-adjustable sit-stand desk - top not included
3-position touch control
Variable height from 61 cm to 126 cm
Adjustable length from 110 cm to 180 cm 
Top compatibility: length: 120 cm to 200 cm; width 60 cm to 80 cm
2 Silencio + motors with integrated motor protection
Load capacity 120 kg -   base 3 segment
5 years warranty
Anti vibration and oscillation system - Anti collision