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Improve your life expectancy, simply by standing up!


Sitting for long periods of time can increase the risk of:

  • Back pain
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle degeneration
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis


Burn more calories

On average, you would burn an extra 50 calories per hour standing at a desk, rather than sitting – in an 8 hour working day, you could burn 400 calories! Whereas, sitting for just 90 minutes slows down your metabolism, making weight gain more of a risk


Decrease your risk of heart disease

Those who sit for 8+ hours a day double their risk of contracting heart disease, compared to those sitting for 4 hours or less


Make a stand for weight loss

Lose an estimated 2.4kg simply by standing for at least 30 minutes a day, for a year. (Just think what you'll lose if you stand for longer?!)


However – there are effects to standing for too long

  • Lower back discomfort
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Shoulder & neck stiffness
  • Sore feet
  • Swelling of legs
  • Varicose veins


Invest in a Height Adjustable Desk – have the best of both worlds

  • Sit or stand, it’s up to you with our fully height adjustable desk
  • Incredibly affordable, low price

Find out more about our height adjustable desks.

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