Using a sit stand desk is an effective way to improve work efficiency. It also reduces fatigue and improves mental health. Research shows that sitting for long periods can lead to obesity and other health problems.
A recent study by researchers in the UK showed that the use of a sit stand desk improved the productivity of office workers. The study used a randomized controlled trial to assess the effects of sitting less.
Participants were divided into two groups on a worksite basis. The control group sat at their usual desks while the intervention group was supplied with a sit stand desk. After three months, the workers who received the standing desks had significantly better moods.
Overall, the study showed that sit stand desks increased productivity, decreased occupational fatigue and reduced neck and shoulder pain. Eighty seven percent of employees reported increased alertness and energy.
However, it is important to conduct more research to confirm the effectiveness of sit stand desks and their time allocation. In addition, more training may be required.
This study was conducted as part of a health promotion initiative. The study included 74 Japanese desk workers. They were recruited from the general affairs department of an electronic equipment company. They were then separated into an intervention and a control group. The study used a questionnaire to determine the characteristics of each participant.
Sitting for a long period of time can lead to blood clots, back pain, obesity and other health issues. It can also lead to skeletal disorders. Therefore, it is recommended that workers alternate between sitting and standing.