Many employees find that they sit at their desks for a good portion of their day, but health officials have raised concern that sitting for long periods of time can lead to health problems. Smithsonian Magazine reports that standing can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer and long-term mortality. The news provider reports that the average worker spends nearly six hours of their day working, which is why managers are taking matters into their own hands.
Many companies have begun using standing desks to provide their workers with more circulation. However, some workers may be concerned about the discomfort of standing too long. Managers should also consider placing mats under these standing desks in an effort to reduce the strain of standing for long hours on end. While people may enjoy the benefit of getting up out of their chairs, they might notice strain in their legs, lower back and heels of their feet due to standing.
Business Insider reports the idea of standing desks has been around in Europe for the past few decades, but only recently caught on in the U.S. as workers make their health a higher priority. While you don’t need to spend big bucks on a treadmill desk, getting mats under the standing desks can make for a strain-free work experience.
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