South African’s are a hard working nation, we take our work seriously and we strive to be the best at what we do. 

“South African employees work some of the longest hours in the world.”

Do you take the time to consider your health while at the office? Do you drink enough water? Eat a few fruits each day? What about your physical well being; do you get up every 30 mins and walk around the office? Drop to the ground and do a few push ups in between client calls? That can be a little tough when you are using all your mental capacity to draw up the perfect spreadsheet, or wow your boss with the latest figures. 

What if you could exercise, increase your productivity, and start enjoying your work day all at the same time? Standing desks are a popular choice these days, and the reasons why are plenty. 

In a rather scary study done to access the dangers of sitting, they outline the importance of moving every 30 min and how dangerous staying still for long periods of time can be.

Some of the health risks associated with sitting for long periods of time in the office lifestyle include:

“Something as simple as standing up now and then while at work could help curb the related health risks of sitting for too long.”

It is incredible how many risks can be mitigated by simple movement. And here is where it gets interesting! With the added daily routine of changing how you work, from sitting to standing, on a regular basis you can create a healthy lifestyle without running 10 laps around the office every hour. 

Creating a healthy lifestyle at the workplace has a great many positive reactions physically, such as:

  • Increased blood flow
  • Joint and muscle movement which decreases stiffness
  • A decrease in blood sugar levels
  • Lowers risk of heart disease
  • Lowers risk of weight gain and obesity

The physical changes are also directly related to a better mood at the workplace, greater job satisfaction, and better productivity in your job.

Several studies have shown a direct correlation between happiness in the workplace and business performance. Allowing your body to move, change positions and stretch out as needed gives you the ability to be the best employee you can be while allowing for interaction with your environment and colleagues, and generally improves your lifestyle. 

“Apple CEO Tim Cook shared that all his employees had standing desks, saying that the combination of sitting and standing was “much better for [the employee’s] lifestyle.”

To make sure you are getting the best our of your workday, here are a few other tips to keep healthy and keep you moving!

  • Go for a walk at lunch time
  • Cycle or walk/run to work if it is safe to do so
  • Stretch regularly between tasks
  • Stick to a balanced diet, including drinking lots of water. 

So why choose an Offix Sit Stand Desk? Many out there are one size fits all, or have a few variations. Ours lets you choose your exact height, and then lets you change your mind as many times as you want. 

Give us a call today on +27 (0) 11 555 4800, or visit our offices to get your Sit Stand Desk!

Do you want to know more? Contact Offix today
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