Sit-to-stand workstations: The New Trend in Modern Office Design
Sit-to-stand workstations are becoming more popular. Recently, the American Medical Association issued a recommendation encouraging employers to adopt an alternative for their employees to sitting for prolonged periods. Sit-to-stand workstations are becoming a part of the modern office design because companies now recognize that there are many benefits that come with standing throughout the course of the day.
Much of this new thinking, has been ignited by James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. Levine recently states “that the way we live now is to sit all day, occasionally punctuated by a walk from the parking lot to the office.” A great way to allow for more movement during the work day is by providing employees with sit-to-stand workstations that give them the option to stand and work.
Research supports that providing an alternative to sitting all day long decreases the risk of many health problems, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues, but it also provides for a happier workforce. Experts agree that offering employees the choice to stand or sit throughout the day while working creates elevated moods and more productive staff.
Most office redesigns are now turning to sit-to-stand workstations. They offer more flexibility to employees, they provide health benefits, and are the new trend in modern office design. Call us to discuss sit-to-stand workstations for your office (856) 845-2234.