Standing desks are the hottest new office must-have. Research has shown that they can help you burn more calories, improve posture, reduce lower back pain, blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as increasing blood flow, energy levels, alertness an boosting your mood. Ultimately, it can boost productivity, too, since better blood circulation means more oxygen reaches the brain, making you more active for longer.
What could possibly be better?
How about the chance to win your very own standing desk from Varidesk?
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Most office workers remain sedentary for a worrying amount of time every day. At work we often sit for eight hours, commute home, watch TV for a few hours, then go to bed and sleep for eight. Doing this for five days a week for around 50 weeks of the year really adds up. (Who knew that not being able to get a seat on the train or tube is actually a good thing?)
Our Bodies are not designed to sit all day and sitting for a long period of time can severely effect our health and ruin our posture, causing back pain, strained necks, herniated discs, muscle degeneration and weakened bones. The University of Loughborough and the NHS are both trailing the desks and they are used by large organisations to improve employee wellbeing.
And the best bit? You don’t have to stand for the whole day – the Varidesk takes you from sitting to standing in three seconds, so you can easily alternate between standing and sitting. With Varidesk you can on average burn between 20-50 more calories per hour then sitting at a standard desk, but studies show that you should begin making the transformation with small steps building up to roughly standing for four hours a day, five days a week. A simple rule of alternating 15 minutes standing with 15 minutes sitting will burn 200 calories per day. That’s 1,000 per week and a staggering 52,000 per year – the equivalent of running 18.71 marathons!
The Varidesk comes in a range of sizes with prices starting from £150. The popular Varidesk Pro Plus 36 for desktop computers costs £335 available in black or white.