Office Health & Wellbeing Collection
Staying healthy in the workplace is not just an idea it’s a necessity. At Codex we aspire to make the workplace the very best place a person can be in, that’s why we have put together this catalogue featuring the latest ergonomic furniture that is stylish and comfortable
Muscles are less active and therefore burn less fat while a person is seated. Together with higher blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels, this increases the risk of heart disease.
People who sit for more than 8 hours a day, double their risk of developing heart disease compared to those who sit for less than 4 hours a day.
Elevated Mood & Energy Levels
Standing desks appear to have a positive influence on overall wellbeing.
In one 7-week study, participants using standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who remained seated the entire workday. One study found that standing desks can lower feelings of stress and fatigue while improving mood and energy levels.
Back to Basics
Staying seated for long periods of time can cause weight pressure to be unevenly distributed over the spine, leading to spinal problems in the lower back.
Several studies show that standing desks can dramatically decrease chronic back pain caused by prolonged sitting.
Remaining seated for too long may result in swollen ankles and varicose veins, caused by fluids sinking down into the legs. Getting up for a walk can be a good way to combat this but not everyone can do that. If you need to get things done and spare the time for a stroll, then do it standing!
An Active Brain
If you stay fixed in one position, insufficient oxygen-rich blood will be pumped around the body, causing brain function to slow down. Having an ergonomic chair with multifunction positions or a sit-stand desk to do all of your work on your feet can get the blood flowing again.
Obesity Risk No More
Prolonged periods of sitting can slow down your metabolism and promote fat accumulation. By simply standing up intermittently while you work, you’ll instantly decrease your risk of obesity.
Using active workstations such as a Leap desk will keep you productive, while also keeping you in shape.
Studies have found a strong link between increased sitting time and early death.
This is not surprising given the strong association between sedentary time, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
A review of 18 studies found those who sit the most are at a 49% greater risk of dying early than those who sit the least. It’s estimated that reducing sitting time to 3 hours per day can raise the average life expectancy by two years.
Your leg muscles and gluteus muscles need to be active, if they are not your ability to sit up straight is reduced reducing your ability to sit up straight. This can lead to all sorts of aches and pains creeping up in muscles throughout your body. If you spend even some of your day standing your muscles will reap the benefits the benefit with increased blood flow.