Sit-Stand Working

Introduction

For a long time our work practices have been based on the assumption that it is necessary or simply inevitable that we sit for long periods in a relatively static context.

Our experience in school and further education teaches us to adapt our bodies to non-adjustable furniture which doesn’t meet our needs. We learn to ignore our discomfort.

The importance of appropriate working height is seldom understood. Most of us don’t understand the damage we do to our bodies when we distort them to fit an arbitrary fixed working height.

A sit-stand work table is the ultimate height-adjustable workstation: it allows us to adjust our working height quickly and easily to suit our body and our task. It gives us the freedom to work seated or standing and to change between the two as often as we wish.

Changing frequently between sitting and standing minimises tension and postural strain.

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