By now, most of you have heard about the health risks of sitting for extended periods of time. A height adjustable workstation or desk will give you the most flexibility, because it allows you to move easily between sitting and standing. So, the next logical question you might ask is 'how do you know what height to adjust your desk to?' A standing desk won’t do a whole lot of good, if you’re hunched over the keyboard to type or craning your neck to read your email. When setting up a height adjustable workstation, there are two positions you want to consider; seated and standing. Both are specific to each individual who uses the workstation.
Out with the 'Old' and in with the 'New'
Sitting at your desk, looking at computer monitors or having a job that requires sitting for extended periods of time, can cause a great deal of physical stress on your body. Unfortunately, this type of sedentary work is all too common in industries such as 911 dispatch, security, public safety and more.
It is suggested that prolonged sitting can be bad for your health, but what's really worth noting is the metabolic consequences such as resting blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease biomarkers. The American Cancer Society states that mortality rates increase by 37 percent in women who sit for more than 6 hours per day. The same was true for 18 percent of men.