"If your boss offers resistance, you have a couple options. First, bring the data. Send an email, print out copies, whatever – just create a compendium of powerful references showing the dangers of sitting for hours on end. I’ve thrown a little something together for just such an endeavor:
Australian study (PDF) reveals sedentarism/sitting at work leads to more sitting at home, and eventually obesity. You want a healthy, vibrant workforce, don’t you?
New Zealand study shows that workers who sat for long periods of time were more likely to get deep vein thrombosis.
Excessive sitting was linked to negative metabolic and cardiovascular effects in another study.
One doctor even compared sitting to smoking cigarettes in terms of negative health effects.
Here’s that NY Times piece once again.
To round everything up, healthy employees are productive employees. Healthier employees incur lower health care costs. They miss fewer workdays. They work better, harder, and smarter when they’re at work. And workers with standing workstations are more energetic and more focused (no crippling back pain to worry about). They also take fewer breaks than sitters (PDF), which, once again, leads to greater productivity.
If your boss seems amenable, and you’re feeling cocky, slip in this final link.
A standing workstation doesn't have to be fancy; it just has to work "
You can read the complete article here.
So if you are having problems in standing at work, you are in the correct website, We don't sell fancy workstations with electric mechanisms but we raise your own desk so you can stand. Same results, but in an easier and more affordable way. Even for your boss.
No more excuses to start standing now!
Have a great day!
Your Sit Stand Office team