New blog - Sit/stand desking

"Sitting is the new smoking". So said Nilofer Merchant in a speech at the TED conference in February 2013. She prescribes "walk and talk" meetings in which her and her colleagues discuss their issues whilst walking outside in the fresh air. Sounds great, but not practical for a lot of us.

Her statement about sitting sounds very alarmist, as many of us sit in office chair for hours every day with no health issues at all. But some people have taken this warning on board, whilst others who are suffering from back pain may just prefer to try standing at their desk as a change from sitting all day. Even Winston Churchill wrote while standing at a special desk.

Studies have found that standing while you work at your desk, even for just a few hours a day, burns more calories, reduces the risk of heart disease and may even help you to live longer.

But how many of us have the office space for a standard desk and a standing height workstation? Not many, so the best possible answer is a height adjustable desk that will do both jobs at the push of a button. 

Our Oblique Adapt electrically height adjustable desking goes from a minimum desktop height of 650 mm up to a maximum height of 1300 mm simply and easily. The desktops are available in four widths of 800mm, 1400mm, 1600mm and 1800mm, with a depth of 800mm. The tops come in Oak, Beech, Maple, Natural Walnut, Light Grey and White finishes so they will blend in alongside your existing office furniture. The stylish leg frames are in white or silver and delivery is just 3-4 weeks. We even install the desk in to the required position and take all the packaging away with us.

If you would like to discuss how the Oblique Adapt height adjustable desk range can help your staff, please give us a call.

At Lismark Office Furniture, we love stylish office furniture and are never short of ideas. So if you're in search of furniture to make an impact in the workplace, please give us a call on 0116 251 7741 for a competitive quote. 

Don't forget, we also offer free delivery to many areas.