When the Standee team set out to create a new benchmark for the Standing Desk market, two things were important to our mission.
We set a goal to make whatever we could here in America and secondly, offer a sustainable version of a Standing Desk that offered a high value item built to last.
Bamboo became an object of our affection as we learned more about it. It became clear early on that our entry round of products needed to be a simple solution crafted from sustainable Bamboo and made in America.
Legs going numb? back sore? lack of energy? overall fatigue after a day of sitting around at work?
Perhaps it's time to explore a standing desk option and try your luck spending most of your day standing to increase your productivity.
Many of our customers are thrilled with the Standee Standing Desk product and we contribute that satisfaction to a few factors.
1. Standee Standing Desks are easy on the eye
2. They require no tools to assemble
3. They are by far the best value in their price range since they are 100% bamboo (Very strong)
4. They come in a variety of heights to accommodate just about any height of person.
#4 is important! The correct height of the desk is critical to the overall comfort that the desk provides, sort of like really good running shoes or underwear!
Check out the graphic below to get an idea of the proper sized standing desk for you. While this chart references the Standee Standing desks, the overall ergonomic positioning of the stick figure can be applied to any desk (given that there is some adjustability).
Standing Desks May Help Reduce Back Pain
By J. A. Young
They’re an antique idea; standing desks were once luxury items for homes during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They could even be found in the sumptuous offices of London, New York, or Parisian offices. Today, they are somewhat of a novelty; yet that may be changing as more people discover the various benefits associated with standing desks. Schools have reported that they enhance some students’ performance in class and office workers have claimed that standing desks lead to a healthier work day—less sitting means more burned calories, for instance. Additionally, now many fans of standing desks say that using them instead of sitting desks alleviates back pain.
Standing desks are just now beginning to grow in popularity so there aren’t adequate medical studies that can quantitatively say that standing desks can medically speaking reduce back pain. On the other hand, there has been considerable research about the health problems associated with too much sitting, problems affecting people who sit all day as a rule whether in school or at work. The Telegraph recently reported, “the ‘sit still’ culture of schools and the workplace, combined with lack of exercise, is creating a healthcare time bomb.” Sitting overly long on a regular basis can, according to some experts quoted in this article, lead to chronic back pain.
NBC’s Chief Medical Officer reported on Today.com : “Sitting, muscle spasm and stress: We all sit a lot. We sit at work, in school, in our cars, at our computers, watching TV, you name it. It might seem hard to believe, but sitting can actually be worse for the back than standing. Why? This is because when we stand, the load at each level of the spine is shared between the disc and two small joints.” This may be, in fact, why some people want to make the switch to a standing desk.
A writer for Creative Bloq discussed her back pain and why she believed 16-hour work days sitting down was hurting her back. She wrote, “Whether or not you suffer from back pain right now, one day you probably will. And while you're probably reluctant to even consider standing at your desk, I strongly encourage you to give it a go. It's amazing how much better I feel since I did. Not only has my pain diminished, but my posture has improved and my concentration level has increased”.
One hospital network went so far to suggest that “for people who have existing back problems or experience back pain when sitting, a standing desk – or “stand-up” desk - could provide some immediate relief and, over time, could reduce the stress on the back that’s often caused by a poor sitting posture”. Moreover, the article asserted that “a study published in October in the journal ‘Preventing Chronic Disease’ found that participants who used standing desks – with the option to sit - reduced upper back and neck pain by 54 percent.”
With all the health detriments and risks associated with too much sitting, it may be time to try a standing desk. If it can diminish back pain as some users and reports suggest, it’s just one more good reason to try them out!
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