Studies continue to highlight the hazards of sitting at a desk for 8 or more hours per day. Even for an active person with a regular exercise routine, sitting for prolonged periods of time can be linked to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and early death (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/too-much-sitting-raises-risk-of-death-even-if-you-exercise).
Conversely, standing increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow and ramps up metabolism, according to juststand.org. Knowing this, DocXellent recently invested in remote control standing desks for all of its employees, providing them the ergonomically healthy option to sit or stand at their leisure. “It’s important to me that my staff has a comfortable, healthy work environment and feels fully equipped to do their job to the best of their abilities,” says company President Bob Sullivan. The new desks are already producing positive results, with the team reporting increased energy and better productivity from the flexibility they provide.