The average person spends around 12 years of their life physically working. That’s a significant amount of time.
When it comes to the traditional office work environment, many of us ignore posture, and mental health, and as a result, our well-being dwindles drastically. However, there is a solution, and it has everything to do with the ideas behind the stand up desk posture and its endless benefits.
Now, at HumbleWorks, our mission is to provide ways to increase personal well-being on every level, but more specifically, well-being during workdays. After all, 12 years is a long period to be sitting down.
We're a fresh thinking and proactive collective of designers dedicated to designing and indeed, making products that are not only sustainable and look good, but make people's work-life better as well. For us, this is the bottom line. We're big advocates for the benefits of standing up at work, and proper standing desk posture.
Why is well-being at work so important?
Because we may work up to 70% of the time on a typical work day, well-being at the office is crucial.
It doesn't matter what you do for a living, where you work or what kind of person you are. Whether you're a freelancer, a budding entrepreneur, a junior at a multinational company, or a university student, chances are that if you’re sitting down for much of the time, you’re doing damage to your posture and should consider a new way of working.
In this fast-paced and often cutthroat modern world, it's hard not to work intensively, especially when we love our job. All too often though, our working habits let us down, resulting in physical and mental health complications.
Small changes can make a big difference, and can improve and transform our physical wellbeing at work. By using a standing desk and focussing on proper standing desk posture, we are going to be well on our way to a better and healthier working life.
All of us at HumbleWorks suffered at the hands of long hours and poor working habits. And this is why we started the company in the first place. We realised that there was something we could do to make a change.
So, we set about designing and creating products to help enhance people's working lives and improve their well-being. We believe in the benefits of good stand up desk posture and encourage everyone to try it.
By looking at the co-working spaces in which we operated, including small offices and packed coffee shops, and understanding where the root of the problem was, we understood that sitting down, cramped up for long periods can lead to a number of health issues for all of us. We realised that proper standing desk posture has its virtues:
- Standing lowers your risk of weight gain and obesity
- Using a standing desk may lower blood sugar levels
- Standing up at work helps to reduce back pain
- Working while you stand increases productivity by 46%
But it’s not only about standing up; you need to maintain good posture, healthy nutrition, and regular screen breaks. All of these elements play a big part in a quality working life!
Improve productivity & well-being by focussing on good standing desk posture
Of course, eating well, regular exercise, walking, regular screen breaks, good posture and enjoying our indulgences in moderation will help to boost our health and enhance our working lives.
Standing up is often overlooked, but if you're a reasonably fit, self-motivated person, you should try it - we're almost certain you'll see positive results within weeks.
According to expert cardiologist Martha Grogan, sedentary lifestyles increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Apparently, for people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is on about the same level as smoking. Woah!
By changing your work habits with either our Stan 1 or Stan 2 and focussing on your stand up desk posture, you can prevent these health risks.
It is said that standing is just as effective as walking. It increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow and ramps up metabolism.Standing up at work may sound challenging but much like any other habit, it will become natural over time, and the benefits are amazing. If you’re looking for a solid solution for standing while you work? May we introduce you to Stan1? Our very own sleek, stylish and portable standing desk.