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Benefits of standing up at work for your employees


Increasingly, offices are adopting sit-stand desks to address the health risks associated with prolonged sitting. Research from the British Medical Journal highlights the connection between sedentary behavior and heightened risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. With office workers spending 70-85% of their time seated, the need for more dynamic workstations has never been clearer.

A notable study involving 146 employees at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust tested the SMART intervention, providing participants with height-adjustable workstations. The results, measured over a 12-month period, showed significant benefits in reducing sedentary time, improving mood, and enhancing overall health and performance.

Denmark has led the way by legally requiring sit-stand desks in offices since 2015, granting 80% of its workforce access to more flexible working conditions. This move, supported by health professionals, aims to mitigate the ‘horrendous’ health implications of a sedentary lifestyle, emphasizing that the damage from prolonged sitting cannot be offset by exercise alone.

For businesses concerned about employee health and productivity, sit-stand desks offer a proven solution.

Clever Office is ready to assist with a range of sit-stand desk solutions. Contact us for more information and to enhance your workplace wellness strategy


Concerned about your employee’s health and well-being?

If you are concerned about your employee’s health and well-being and would like some further information on sit-stand desks please feel free to get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to help. You can call us direct on 071 914 5257 or drop us a line at [email protected]

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