25 reasons to use a standing desk

A lot of people ask us what the benefits are to incorporating standing and working into your day. So we decided to put a list together. This is not definitive, but summarises a lot of the research out there on standing desk benefits!

25 reasons to use a standing desk


The body doesn’t love to hunch. Source: CC By SA

Reduce your risk of;

  1. Heart disease
  2. Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Colon cancer
  4. Stroke
  5. Breast cancer
  6. Endometrial cancer
  7. Blood clot in the lungs
  8. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  9. Weak abdominal core
  10. Tight hip flexures
  11. Limp gluteal muscles
  12. Swollen ankles
  13. Obesity
  14. Weakened bones
  15. Difficulties concentrating
  16. Strained neck
  17. Sore shoulders
  18. Inflexible spine
  19. Disk damage
  20. Back pain

Become more efficient and effective at work by standing:

  1. Reduce your number of sick days
  2. Increase productivity
  3. Improve posture
  4. Burn more calories
  5. Live up to two years longer by significantly cutting down your sitting time

The reality is that humans have evolved to stand, not sit. If you would like more information on the dangers of sitting you can check out this article.

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Stand tall.

– James & Team ZestDesk

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