In the past few years, Malta Furniture Ltd sold a great number of standing desks to various companies. It’s mainly the iGaming companies that found them to be beneficial to their employees, but we are sure that a standing desk can benefit employees in all sectors. And if you’re not familiar with a standing desk, make sure you keep on reading to find out how these standing desks can result in your employees being less tired and more engaged.
I know! You probably think that we’re just trying to sell our amazing sit-stand desks. And you’re absolutely right! Eventually, that is what brings home the bacon, but this article is not about us selling desks. This article is about a better health for your employees and a more efficient way of working which eventually results in a better atmosphere at the office.
And if you don’t believe me, then I can highly recommend the article Standing-desk workers ‘less tired, more engaged’. The BBC is mentioning a new research which suggests that standing desks, which allow employees to alter their position during the day, may boost performance at work.
And I believe that all iGaming companies, who bought a great bunch of these standing desks, will agree with that! Wondering why? Well, let me give you a summary of what the article is all about.
The research was led by Loughborough University and experts from Leicester which assessed 146 NHS (National Health Service in England) staff members that spend quite some time seated and being rather inactive.
During the research, 77 employees received a height-adjustable workstation – also known as a sit-stand desk, allowing them to work while on their feet. The remaining 69 employees continued working from a standard desk. Initially, overall sitting time was 9.7 hours per day. During the study, the working time spent sitting was measured for a year.
-After a year, the research team found sitting time was reduced by more than one hour a day with employees who received a sit-standing desk. Sitting time was lower by 50.62 minutes per day at 3 months, 64.4 minutes per day at 6 months, and 82.39 minutes per day at 12 months.
-Employees with a sit-stand desk also reported improvements in musculoskeletal problems
-A questionnaire filled out by the participants also suggested that employees who used the sit-stand desks were less anxious and cited an improved quality of life.
The above study wasn’t the only research the article mentioned. Medical research in general also suggests that constant sitting is harming the health in its entirety, potentially causing cardiovascular problems or vulnerability to diabetes.
A survey by the British Heart Foundation in 2015 found that the average person sat for almost all of the nine hours spent in the office.
In Sweden, where most iGaming companies have their roots, a sit-stand desk is very common. And in Denmark, it was in 2014 that the country even made it mandatory for employers to offer their staff sit-stand desks.
Obviously, more result is needed and me, I’m just referring to an article from BBC, but I think it’s pretty interesting to bring our customers a visit to see what their employees have to say about their adjustable desks. So stay tuned, I’m on it!
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