Lifting desks are here to stay.
It is curious how a piece of furniture that has been with us for so many years suddenly becomes obsolete. And because? Well, because everything changes without stopping, we don't have the same jobs, nor the same hours, nor the same work spaces, nor do we move or eat as before. Everything evolves, changes and adapts. And why wouldn't the tables do the same? The advantages of the elevating desk are many, and it is a great tool to improve our day to day.
More and more activities are carried out sitting down: working, watching television, reading, eating, driving... Our family plans and meetings take shape around a table and we spend more and more hours sitting down. The current sedentary lifestyle directly harms our health, up to 35 chronic diseases and pathologies associated with a sedentary lifestyle have been detected, including musculoskeletal disorders , heart disease , type 2 diabetes , thrombosis , systemic inflammation and some types of cancer . But it does not only affect our body, it has also been associated with greater depression , anxiety, memory loss or mental fog.
Bearing in mind that we spend an average of 90,000 hours of our lives working, probably sitting, the work environment is a good first step to counter this sedentary lifestyle, and this is where lift desks appear.
Advantages of the elevating desk
Among the advantages of the elevating desk are the following:
Improved physical health
It helps us to add movement during the day, stretching the muscles and moving the joints, which favors blood flow and reduces the appearance of musculoskeletal discomfort.
Ergonomic adaptation to all members of the team or family
Bad postures maintained over time lead to many health problems. Despite the fact that we each have a different size and weight, we all use the same tables, with the same measurements. A lift desk adapts 100% to the person who is using it, allowing them to maintain a comfortable and ergonomic posture throughout the day.
Many studies have shown that lift desks improve productivity and cognitive functions. Working standing up gives us vitality, promotes divergent thinking, which makes us be more creative, work better and feel more motivated in our day to day.
Versatility combining other tasks
More and more companies are opting for partially or completely remote work, which means that more and more workers need to create a space in their home for work. A lift desk gives you the versatility you need in this environment. When it is in its high position it is easier to combine work with other tasks such as cooking or answering the door.
A lift desk will always be more versatile and comfortable than a fixed one. You can always use a lift table in a fixed position, but a fixed one will never provide you with a dynamic environment that allows you to feel energized.