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Back pain is one of the most common complaints of office workers who sit all day. To determine whether standing desks can improve this situation, several studies were conducted on employees with chronic back pain. Participants reported that after a few weeks of using a standing desk, lower back pain improved by as much as 32%. Another study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that using a sitting desk in just 4 weeks reduced upper back and neck pain by 54%. In addition, removing the standing desk can undo some of the improvements within 2 weeks. A number of studies have shown that standing desks can greatly reduce chronic back pain caused by sitting for a long time.
Standing desks seem to have a positive effect on overall health. In a 7-week study, participants who used standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who sat all day long. In addition, 87% of people who use standing desks reported increased energy and energy throughout the day. After returning to the original desk, the overall mood returned to its original level. These findings are consistent with broader research on sitting posture and mental health, which correlates sedentary time with increased risk of depression and anxiety.
A common concern about standing desks is that they hinder daily tasks, such as typing.
Although it may take some time to get used to standing up every afternoon, the standing desk does not seem to have a significant effect on typical work tasks. In a study of 60 young office workers, using a standing desk for 4 hours a day had no effect on the characters typed per minute or typing errors.
Considering that standing can also improve mood and energy, using a standing desk is more likely to increase productivity rather than hinder productivity.
Studies have found that there is a close link between increased sitting time and early death. Considering the sedentary time, the close link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease, this is not surprising. In fact, a review of 18 studies found that people who sit the most die 49% earlier than those who die the least. Another study estimated that reducing sitting time to 3 hours a day could increase the average life expectancy of Americans by 2 years. Although these observational studies cannot prove cause and effect, there is enough evidence that standing more can extend our life.
Studies have shown that reducing your sitting time can reduce your risk of premature death, so it can help you live longer.
Reducing sedentary time can improve body, metabolism and even mental health. This is why sitting less and more is such an important lifestyle change.