A typical desk is usually uncomfortable, but luckily standing desks are becoming more and more prevalent these days. Small standing desk is great for many reasons, so here’s a list of what we believe to be the 10 best reasons why a small standing desk with a mid century office chair is a good choice for you.
- Allergies: Standing desks can help with some allergies by decreasing exposure to allergens from furniture or carpeting (like dust mites). If you have respiratory sensitivities or asthma, it might also help with symptoms. Also, you may have some neck and back pain and standing desks can help with that, as well.
- Back pain: As you sit for long periods of time, it can cause strain on the muscles near your spine and in your back. Standing desks are great at providing relief from this strain. Standing up constantly helps with the mobility of your joints, which can prevent stiffness or joint pain later on down the road.
- Fatigue: According to some studies, standing for long periods of time isn’t healthy due to fatigue building up later in the day as a result of prolonged sitting. A standing desk can help aid in this fatigue. Moreover, standing desks may be able to alleviate some of that fatigue and maybe even help decrease some of the effects associated with prolonged sitting.
- Skin: Standing up and moving around can help keep your skin hydrated. You’re healthier, and your skin is softer. You don’t need to slather it with products when you are working on a standing desk, so it makes things easier for you in the long run than if you were sitting all day long. Also, you reduce your body’s exposure to UV rays from the sun and fluorescent lighting.
- Health: Standing desks provide a healthier option for you in the long run, as opposed to sitting for long periods of time. There are many things associated with poor health that can stem from sitting too long, such as heart disease, back pain, osteoporosis and fatigue. A standing desk can help you get away from all of this and help you stay healthy in general.
- Mood: According to some studies, chronically sitting may cause or worsen symptoms of depression and anxiety. Standing desks can help with this because they promote activity throughout the day (and activity helps combat depression). This can help make you happier and even more productive.
- Productivity: Many employees feel more productive when they’re able to stand. Standing up for a few minutes throughout the day can help you be more alert and focused at work as opposed to being completely lost in your own world. Studies have even shown that productivity increases when employees switch from sitting to standing desks (as well as from standing to sitting).
- Socializing: Standing desks are great for socializing because it forces you to move around during the day, which can give you a chance to talk with others around the office or near your desk. Also, they’re great because they promote a more active lifestyle, which is better than sitting all day long.
- Time: Standing desks take less time to set up than traditional desks do. It takes some time to adjust to standing at a desk, but it doesn’t take much time at all like it would for a whole new desk with drawers and whatever else that you might need on top of that. They’re also easy to fold up if you have to move them from room-to-room or something like that.
- Comfort: Standing desks are interesting pieces of furniture because they provide a level of comfort that you wouldn’t expect. You can stand all day without pain or discomfort as opposed to sitting all day long and without pain or discomfort. This is great, in our opinion, because it means you aren’t going to be limping around the office with sore feet in the morning.
It’s great that there are so many options when it comes to standing desks, but the key is to choose a piece of furniture that suits your needs and preferences and is adjustable for your height and work style. Also, you’ll have to make sure that you don’t have a heavy, solid-top desk because they can be hard to adjust, and this can make it difficult for you to find the right fit.