Why stand at work?

 

After years spent in uncomfortable, stuffy environments our goal is to create products that allow you to work better, improve posture and make working fun. Intermittent standing can help millions lead better working lives. 

You might be surprised to know, we don’t recommend standing all day. Quite the contrary, our goal is to keep you more active, rather than make you stand for hours on end which can be bad for your health!

Intermittent standing has a variety of key benefits:

  • Increased energy – using a standing desk intermittently throughout the day keeps you active by making a conscious effort to move and stretch
  • Improved blood flow – moving increases blood flow in the body, whilst seating for long periods causes muscles to become less receptive to insulin. This decrease in insulin management leads to diabetes Type 2, which is highly linked to heart disease. Our standing desks will keep you more active, more often.
  • Higher caloric burn – standing desks burn 30,000 more calories per year
  • Better productivity levels - our theory is simple, break up your to-do lists with your standing desk routine and you’ll get more done. The deskmate team work by 30 minute sitting followed by 30 minutes standing. If you can work your daily to do list into your day using this routine you’ll get more work done, more efficiently.
  • Chronic back pain has been helped – Deskmate have been endorsed by some of Londons top Chiropractors as an affordable way to reduce back pain, if you don’t believe us, ask the London Wellness Centre!
  • Increased overall wellbeing – we believe that a more comfortable working position will increase your wellbeing at work. If you don’t believe us, we are offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

 

It’s not just Deskmate talking about standing desks

 

Middle-aged workers 'spend more time sitting than pensioners'

Experts say that high levels of sedentary time - more than seven hours a day - increases the risk of an early death, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, even if people are physically active at other times of the day - BBC.

 

Could offices change from sitting to standing?

According to BBC, Medical research has been building up for a while now, suggesting constant sitting is harming our health - potentially causing cardiovascular problems or vulnerability to diabetes.

 

Having desk job 'doubles risk' of heart attack

The main findings of an NHS  study were that, compared to the shortest time spent sedentary, the longest time pent sedentary was associated with a:

  • 112% increase in risk of diabetes
  • 147% increase in cardiovascular events
  • 90% increase in death due to cardiovascular events
  • 49% increase in death due to any cause
 
 “Anyone who spends long hours at a computer should consider getting a standing desk to use for a couple of hours a day, […]. There's no need to buy a fancy one; you can purchase a portable, fold-up model that sits on top of your regular desk”
 
“The results [of working standing 3h a day] are rather spectacular. […]. However, just the act of standing up raised their heart rates by a tiny amount – which, when averaged over the days, weeks and months leads to the equivalent number of calories burned as if they’d run about 10 marathons in the year.”
 
“Prolonged sitting doubled the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and that the risk wasn't eliminated for those people who took regular exercise”. […]. Prolonged inactivity has been known for decades to contribute to back pain and obesity; now it seems we can blame it for killing people prematurely.”