How workplace inactivity hurts your business
20x higher healthcare costs
Sedentary work results in musculoskeletal problems for employees. Compared to colleagues using adjustable height desks, seated employees incur up to 20x more work-related musculoskeletal healthcare cost(1).
(1) Kay G. (2012, April 4). Evidence: Investing in Adjustable Workstations Produces a Health ROI. Ergoweb®. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
Lower employee productivity
Prolonged sitting leads to energy slumps and reduces cognitive performance. Employees who use seated desks are 54% less productive on a daily basis than colleagues who use sit-stand desks(2).
(2) Call Center Productivity Over 6 Months Following a Standing Desk Intervention. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors.[xvii] Ognibene et al. (2016). Impact of a Sit-Stand Workstation on Chronic Low Back Pain: Results of a Randomized Trial. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Mar;58(3):287-93.
Inactivity at work could affect employees’ engagement level. When employees are unable to be active, they suffer from increased fatigue, physical discomfort, and even depression(3).
(3) Reducing Occupational Sitting Time and Improving Worker Health: The Take-a-Stand Project, 2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012; 9:E154.
Altizen Standing Desks, The Smart Solution To Productivity
Research shows that sitting for many hours each day, even in the best posture, is not healthy. If we dutifully exercise for an hour in the morning, and then sit the rest of the day, we are still damaging our bodies. A standing desk helps to counter these issues and the Altizen is first-rate.
Dr Joshua Knowles, Senior Chiropractor
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