Active Standing Up


Working eight hours a day sitting down is out of fashion nowadays. You can’t sit down for that long and you can’t stand up eight hours, so you have to have balance and movement. A sitting down lifestyle and muscle passivity is not good for metabolism and making up for the long hours sitting down with going to the gym is not good.

Introducing movement to hour working day is important and one of the ways this can happen is working standing up. This is why height-adjustable tables are becoming increasingly implemented in workspaces. Tables whose height can be modified to adapt to the user’s movement needs and that allow to split the workday into periods spent sitting as well as being stood-up, depending on the specific needs of each task and each user.

Our Active range of desks is an ideal solution for working standing up and improving your everyday work life.

Of course, working standing up is not an entirely novel concept. The Nobel Literature prize winner Ernest Hemingway worked using a standing desk where he kept his typewriter. Furthermore, the president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, and the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph of Austria worked standing at their desks, and the long list also includes Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Virginia Woolf and Vladimir Nabokov.

Here are some tips to take advantage of the full potential of this flexible and more active way of working:

  • Integrate the routine of working standing up little by little.
  • Start the day by working on your feet and leave the desk raised for the next day before going home.
  • Stand up during telephone calls. Make the most of this time to move around
  • Work standing up after eating lunch It prevents fatigue and drowsiness
  • Listen to your body. If you get tired or note discomfort, sit down.
  • If you notice that you get distracted easily or you feel numb from sitting, stand up and recover.
  • Don’t spend more than two hours in the same place, beyond sporadic walks to stretch your legs.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • You can use a stool for support and listen to music during the periods you are standing to be more comfortable and in order to feel more active.

Source: actiu.com