There are two main reasons why workers prefer adjustable height (sit to stand) work tables and desks.
Studies have shown that standing is a contributing factor to improved health. Additionally, adjustable height tables and desks increase productivity, due to lack of fatigue and better circulation.
Medical research shows that people that sit at work have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those who stand. Sitting can lead to increased blood pressure, and decreased diameter of arteries; both can lead to possible heart failure.
In fact, even for those who exercise regularly, sitting more than 6 hours a day can make them 40% more likely to die within 15 years, than those who sit for less than 3 hours.
Using a standing desk for just three hours a day, for 5 days a week, can burn over 30,000 calories a year! That is the equivalent to running 10 marathons a year, without breaking a sweat!
Sitting can slow down blood, oxygen, and vital nutrients in the circulation system. As a result, people become sluggish. Moreover, the body has trouble digesting food when in a sitting position.
People who stand more enjoy increased blood flow. They are more alert, think better, and are more attentive. They also enjoy better health and feel better than people that mainly sit.