So what exactly are the health benefits of stand-up desks?
Simply put, standing will help reduce the harmful effects that sitting causes. Staying up on your feet can allow the addition of calories to be burned. Although it may not be the amount you can burn while on a treadmill, a small number every day does add up, reducing the potential risk of obesity in the long run.
Another health benefit to consider is that standing greatly reduces blood sugar levels. Especially after consuming food, the body’s natural blood sugar level is raised. After lunch, it’s important to have the option to stand in order to avoid a spike in these levels.
One more risk factor that is reduced thanks to stand-up desks is a lower chance of heart disease. It’s no secret that exercising greatly decreases this risk, therefore, standing is a step up from complete inactivity.