Why the sit stand desk has always been hip

If you think standing desks are another cool invention out of Silicon Valley, think again. In fact, this type of office furniture has been around since the 19th century and great thinkers and creators have always known the benefits of standing up to work.

Why the sit stand desk has always been hip

From Jefferson to Dickens

The roll call of historic figures who've used a standing desk is like a who's who of the great and the good. Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and third President of the US, used his to produce both laws and blueprints. Otto von Bismarck, Germany's 'Iron Chancellor' was at his standing desk by 5am, and Winston Churchill conducted all his business of state from a standing desk. Charles Dickens wrote at one, as did Ernest Hemingway. Stan Lee created the Marvel universe while standing at his desk and Victoria Woolf's desk was 3 ft 6 inches tall, just right for her 5 ft 7 inch frame.

Do you need to start working on your feet?

It won't have escaped your attention that sitting at a desk has been compared to smoking in the harm it can do to your health and wellbeing. Sitting is the ultimate passive activity that burns virtually zero calories - instead the electrical activity in your body gradually flatlines and your calorie burn, heart rate and insulin effectiveness all drop to nothing. That's when your waistline starts to thicken and you put yourself at risk of diabetes and heart disease.

The best of both worlds

However, standing all day in the same position can lead to its own stresses on your back, especially if you're new to working in a standing position. Instead, why not try switching between seated and standing postures throughout the working day by using sit stand desks in the office? You'll exercise different muscle groups, burn calories and boost energy and productivity. Sit stand desks are also the ideal option for making the transition between different working styles streamlined and straightforward.

If your health and wellbeing is suffering because of prolonged spells of sitting down to work, sit stand desks can help you get your mojo back - just like all those creative geniuses throughout history.

Sit stand desks - where to find out more

Special price on Latymer sit stand desks

At Benchdesking.com, we provide a range of sit stand desks. Take a look at our Latymer electric height adjustable sit stand desks which are currently at the special price of 2 for £1,100. Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.



Stan Lee created the Marvel universe while standing at his desk and Winston Churchill conducted all his business of state from a standing desk.

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