In recent years, standing desks have been the office "in" item. If you weren't ahead of the curve and utilizing one in your office, you might have been said to be "neglecting your health". Now, a recent report shows that the benefits of standing desks have not only been exaggerated, but that they can actually do more harm than good.
In the latest Ergonomics Journal standing desks were evaluated utilizing 21 adults performing standing computer work in a simulated office environment. The results, while quite condemning, were not surprising in the least.
Discomfort increased steadily across all body areas for the duration of the study. This is magnified for those already struggling with tight muscles, chronic back pain, and other musculo-skeletal issues quite common among those who primarily work in offices.
Standing desks have a negative effect on sustained attention reaction time. This means that over the course of a workday, you'll gradually become more inefficient and slower to react to changes in the task at hand.
This is the metaphorical nail in the coffin for those dealing with edema, diabetes or any other medical issues which might increase the likelihood of swelling in the lower limbs. While movement itself aids with these issues, standing still for long periods does not.
Increased discomfort, coupled with decreased efficiency, and negative health impacts all collectively contribute to a decreased mental state. In addition, no one wants to stand all day.
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By helping increase blood circulation - HOVR allows more oxygen to flow to the brain which boosts concentration levels.
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