Prolonged sitting is a health risk. Sit to stand desk workstations allow you to have greater movement variations reducing postural stress. A sit-stand desk may help you burn more calories throughout the day.
Workers who used sit-stand desks were 78% more likely to report a pain-free day than those who used regular workstations, according to a Stanford University back pain study by Ognibene published in the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, March 2016.
A 2015 study published in the Journal of Public Health shows that sit-to-stand desks in classrooms appear to be an effective way of reducing sedentary behavior (prolonged sitting) in a diverse sample of children (Clemes).
A 2011 study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that when workers are equipped with sit-stand workstations, prolonged sitting is reduced and mood states improve (Pronk NP),
During the 2013 meeting the American Medical Association adopted policy recognized the potential risks of prolonged sitting and encouraging employers, employees and others to make available alternatives to sitting, such as sit-stand desks.
If you need a doctors note for a sit-stand desk at your workplace, please call the office to make an appointment at 310-444-9393 so we can discuss your individual needs. I will share my posture recommendations and can help facilitate getting you a proper work station environment.