Working and well-being are not mutually exclusive.
This is the core belief that drives every one of us here at HumbleWorks. In this highly demanding, often cut-throat professional world, we know how difficult it can be to put your well-being first, so we wanted to create a way of allowing people to thrive at work while optimising their well-being at the same time. And so, the HumbleWorks standing desk was born.
It’s hard to believe that an item as simple and mundane as a chair can cause so much damage to our bodies. But the truth is, sitting down for eight to ten hours a day poses a plethora of risks to our long-term health, some of which are actually life-threatening. Muscle atrophy, obesity, chronic back and joint pain, blood clots and cardiovascular disease are but a few among the endless list of dangers.
Standing up more, especially during your workday when you’re likely to sit the most, will help you avoid these risks while boosting your energy levels, reducing anxiety and improving your performance. If you’d like to explore this deeper with us, then tune into our ‘Get Up’ podcast where world-renowned health expert Dr Levine walks us through the life-changing power of standing.
Why bother with a standing desk?
There are many wonderful benefits of using a standing desk. Here, we’ll outline the 4 main advantages. Standing…
Our expertly-crafted standing desks are ergonomically-designed to correct your posture and help eliminate back pain. Positioning your computer or laptop screen at eye-level and your keyboard at elbow level will ensure you stand with your chin up and shoulders back: a natural, healthy and comfortable stance.
We’re all well-acquainted with the ‘afternoon lull’. When we sit down to work after lunch, our bodies are forced to work hard to digest our food. On the other hand, working at a standing desk will aid digestion, thereby saving you energy to concentrate on the task at hand.
Another major perk of a standing desk is that it facilitates blood flow. This means that your brain will constantly be flooded with oxygen, rich nutrients and mood-enhancing chemicals: the essential ingredients to get those creative juices flowing!
Standing at work is an easy, effective way of activating your NEAT. NEAT is simply another term for any movement we do apart from sporting exercise, such as walking, washing the dishes by hand, climbing stairs and yes, you guessed it, standing. According to an experiment carried out by the Mayo Clinic, activating your NEAT can get you an extra 2 hours and 15 minutes of movement a day: a fantastic way to burn excess body fat and maintain a healthy weight!
Introducing Stan 2
To take the first step towards a happier, healthier future, we recommend having a look at our beautiful, planet-friendly ‘Stan 2’ standing desk.
If iMacs, desktops or dual monitors typically feature in your workspace, then Stan 2 is the perfect choice for you. This desk has a wider shelf than Stan 1, able to support screens of up to 27” and a maximum weight of 10kg. We also offer wider shelves for those operating across multiple screens at once. Check out Stan 2 and wider shelf bundle here.
Like Stan 1, Stan 2 is also height-adjustable, meaning you can raise or lower your screen and keyboard shelves to suit your unique height and to maximise your comfort while you work. It can also be folded down and transported easily, allowing you to work safely, wherever you may be.
Stan 2 is available in natural, white and oiled colours, so have a browse and see which desk suits you and your workspace best. And as ever, let us know if you have any questions!