How a Standing Desk Can Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
With the New Year upcoming, searching for a great New Year gift for your family, loved ones, and friends might be getting difficult. Standing desks have become the optimal choice to help your family keep their resolutions. The standing desk can help your family keep your New Year's Resolutions, helping kids studying and helping adults at the home office. It is a great tool to enhance your family's, your friends', and just about everyone's physical and mental well-being.
1. Career Success
Working From Home is the New Norm
Working from home may have been limited to entrepreneurs, novelists, or other roles that do not require office space in the past, but ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees of all walks of life have been forced to work from home. Gradually, working from home is becoming the new norm for workers.
Sitting and Standing can Help Increase Focus
Research shows, sitting and standing can help increase focus. When you sit for a long time, your concentration will drop, you may doze off or lose your train of thought, but when you change from sitting to standing, your concentration may be able to increase again. Our AiTerminal standing desk is a perfect choice to increase your attention, improve your work efficiency, and make your career more successful!
Better Posture for Zoom Meetings
When on a Zoom meeting, be sure to stay at a kitchen table, dining room table, or desk. Contrast that with sitting on a couch, beanbag, futon, or even your bed, which may cause you to sink or slouch. Using a standing desk helps you to stand upright, which improves how you look on video. Adjust your seating height (if needed) so that you aren't hunched down. Good posture contributes to a good video angle. You can also use AiTerminal Standing Desk to support your better posture, which will help to keep your back straight. When working long hours on a computer, shoulders tend to slouch forward, causing discomfort and pain, and dragging your entire body forward. Remember to bring your shoulders back as far as comfortable.
2. Weight Loss
Standing Burns More Calories than Sitting
The health benefits of standing desks are well-known. When you stand, you can possibly burn anywhere from 100 to 200 calories an hour. Sitting, by comparison, only burns 60 to 130 calories an hour. Think about how fast that adds up! You could burn anywhere from 120 to 210 more calories a day just by swapping three hours of sitting for standing. Standing burns more calories than just sitting, and that is some easy work to be done for people who are wanting some weight loss, isn't it?
Exercise While You Work or Stream Movies
When people stand, they tend to make spontaneous movements like shifting their weight or swaying from one foot to another while taking small steps forward and back. People may even be more likely to walk to the filing cabinet or trash bin. Therefore, when you stand up to work, you will involuntarily exercise.
Adjust Desk to Fit with an Exercise Ball or Under Desk Bike
You can also use an exercise ball or under desk bike to exercise while you work. Our AiTerminal Standing Desk can be adjusted to any height so that it can fit your exercise equipment.
3. Improved Health and Wellbeing
Decrease Blood Pressure
Advocates of standing desks point to studies showing that after a meal, blood sugar levels return to normal faster on days a person spends more time standing rather than sitting. Standing, instead of sitting, may reduce the risk of shoulder and back pain.
You can use our AiTerminal Standing Desk to help improve your posture. Take care and stand in an ergonomic standing posture using guidelines from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Consider consulting with a physical therapist or an ergonomics expert to make sure your desk is set up properly. Don't forget, you'll still need to have a setup that supports good posture to help you avoid slouching, which puts stress on the lower back.
Add Years to Your Life
Studies found that there is a close link between increased sitting time and early death. Considering long-time sitting has a strong connection with type 2 diabetes and heart disease, this is not surprising. In fact, a review of 18 studies found that people who spend more time sitting had a 49% higher risk of dying early rather than people who spend time standing up.
Another study estimates that reducing sitting by 3 hours a day can increase the average life expectancy of Americans by 2 years. Although these observational studies do not prove causality, there is sufficient evidence that standing more can extend our lifespan.