Office Ergonomics: The Benefits of a Sit/Stand Workstation

June 5, 2015 staplesadvantagecanada

 

As previously unveiled, 84% of office workers report that they sit at a desk for four or more hours a day, putting so many at risk of long term injuries due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In an effort to combat the increased lost employee time due to MSDs, many companies have been investing in proper ergonomic tools to help diminish strains and pains caused by sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Sit/stand workstations are a rising workplace trend that offers an ergonomic solution companies are looking for. The hybrid desks allow easy flow of movement between sitting down and standing up, giving employees the option to make a more concerted effort to get away from sitting down all day.

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And another added bonus? The sit/stand workstations are said to have a variety of positive benefits that improve overall health, including a reduced risks of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and lower long-term morality risk (source).

Learn more about outfitting your office with sit/stand desks from the furniture team at Staples Business Advantage.

 

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