It’s no secret that our lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary over the past 60 years as the majority of the population, especially in industrialized nations. However, successful corporations have realized the value in cultivating an environment where employees are able to work more comfortably. Office environments traditionally means 40-hour work weeks at a conventional (sit-down only) desk. But this isn’t what the human body is built for… we were built to be mobile. People have dynamic needs so it makes sense for companies to create a work environment that can adapt to different situations.
Sedentary lifestyles have been linked to “increase all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression, and anxiety” (Source: WHO). Ergonomic engineers use information about the human capabilities and limitations to design products that promote physical and cognitive well-being. An example of this is the sit-to-stand desk.
There’s a lot of information about standing desks out on the web, so I want to first distinguish the difference between standing and sit-to-stand desks. Often times both are used to describe a unit that is height adjustable, but there are also units that only allow you to be in a standing position which aren’t flexible like the height adjustable units. Sit-to-stand desktop converters and desks are more flexible to fit your needs whether you want to sit or stand.
To caveat off of that, not all sit-to-stand desks are made equal. Some sit-to-stand desks require the user to manually move the desk up and down which are unstable and can be physically straining on the body. The ergonomic engineers at Versa Products have developed a reliable motor for our electric units so that any individual can easily adjust the height of their desk at the push of a button. This also works great for multi-user workstations.
The goal of our sit-to-stand products is to create a workspace that promotes physical and cognitive well-being by adapting to the needs of the people that work there. Whether it’s a full, deluxe desk from Zero Gravity Tables or a sit-to-stand desktop converter from VersaDesk, you have the ability to change your work environment – and it all starts with the push of a button!