Students (even elementary schoolers!) spend up to nine hours a day sitting down. Adults spend almost 12. Each office worker will spend 80,000 hours of their working life sitting. And, not surprisingly, these numbers are on the rise.
There’s mounting medical evidence to show that sitting down for long periods of time is a major cause of back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. According to several studies, men who spend more than six hours a day in a seated position have a 20% higher risk of developing heart issues that could lead to premature death.
For women, this risk rises to 40%. Being sedentary for long periods also impacts your concentration, energy, productivity and mood. And an extremely sedentary lifestyle is linked to stress, depression and anxiety.
If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re looking for an alternative work posture that will help relieve your aches, ease sciatic nerve pain or boost your overall energy and wellbeing. We’ve been there. And that’s exactly why we created Standsome.
We’ve read, researched, designed, manufactured and tested adjustable work structures that allow for a range of ergonomic postures, all to improve the wellbeing of students and workers. And not to brag, but we think we’ve succeeded in inventing something good.
Our desks give you the freedom and flexibility to work standing up, sitting down, in Lotus or Warrior pose, or on a stool or meditation cushion … wherever the day, project or mood takes you. Switching up work positions allows you to stretch, get your blood circulating and stimulate different muscles at different times. The result? A more balanced and capable body and mind.
Listening to your body and adapting your work position is a great way to invest in your health. Give it a try!
The Standsome Free is an all-in-one portable desk that stands upright on the floor like an artist’s easel. This modern multitasker gives you the freedom to move from room to room and to work standing up or sitting down—wherever the inspiration takes you. Spark your imagination and step up your space with the Standsome Free, available with one or two shelves.
Choose to alternate standing and sitting using a Standsome.
Please understand that it’s not totally without problems either:
First, standing constantly is even less comfortable than sitting on a hard chair. Already after an hour or two, the muscles start to tire.
Moreover, standing can mean losing the “flow” (periods of work with optimal levels of concentration). During the “flow” not only are we very productive, but we are also happier.
This can be explained because when we are standing, we are focused, but not as oblivious to everything around us as if we were sitting in a wing chair with our feet on the table.
In addition, there is no evidence at all that standing is healthier than sitting. The two positions seem to be complementary.
The Department of Biomechanics at the University of Ulm recently found that spinal tension when standing is just as high when sitting, which kind of makes sense logically.
Thus, the permanent change of posture and regular physical activity during office work are decisive.
Already back in their day, Napoleon, Goethe, Schiller and Hemingway praised the standing desks.
Still, over the years, this traditional writing and reading aid was replaced by normal desks and chairs.
Today, standing desks options are more and more common in furniture manufacturer portfolios. Interestingly enough, starting back in 2007, a high school in Neumark (Vogtland), Germany, made standing desks a default standard.
The reason for this renaissance of standing desks in the current market is the dramatical increase of back pain complaints which now cause more than 30% of all sick leaves.
What happens when there are no standing desks available to you, when your office desk doesn’t have any motor to help you rise it or when your company thinks of standing desks as unnecessary?
Well, then, Standsome can help!
There are many good reasons for working with the Standsome. Choose one, chose a couple or chose them all!