Are you tired of becoming sleepy and lethargic sitting at your desk?
Do you want to feel more refreshed at work and in turn be more effective due to improved levels of energy and concentration?
Global studies show, on average, we sit 7.7 hours a day, and some results estimate people to sit up to 15 hours per day! Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Slow metabolisms
- High blood pressure
“For people who sit most of the day, their risk of a heart attack is about the same as smoking”
Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
So maybe you’re an Office Worker who is feeling the pain of prolonged sitting. Or maybe you’re an Office Manager who would like to improve staff effectiveness and optimise your staffs work environment. The benefits of standing can no longer be ignored. Regular intervals of standing throughout the day has been linked to increased concentration and energy, improved posture, increased blood flow and accelerated metabolism.
My experience…Although sceptical about the ‘sit-stand revolution’ at first, I recently decided to join the ‘sit standers’. Previously I needed a strong coffee after my lunch break to fight off an hour of ‘post-lunch lethargy and drowsiness’. Now I simply hit the stand button on my new workstation and stand for an hour after lunch –so far this has helped me stay energised, focused and alert.
It worked for me….maybe it’s your turn. You can check out Office Visions range.
Straight desks are the most traditional and versatile desk shape for an office fit out. Though there is no clear work area separation, with most people placing the screen in the middle of the desk to work on either side. With a bit of thought put into allocating a spot for the computer screen and a zone for paperwork, the straight desk will work better for you or your employee’s. Straight desks are also a great office furniture choice for collaborating or consulting, as it’s much easier to pull up a chair up next to someone on a straight desk.
There are many variations on these basic shapes, for example some desks have rounded ends, or you can add in shelving and/or cupboards, and there are variants on length and width. If working with files and items spread out down one side of the desk is preferable, then an L-Shape would be a fantastic selection. If working minimally, the decision might tend towards a short straight desk. If everything is needed close by then go for a desk that shapes around you or your employee’s. Choosing the right office furniture takes careful thought and planning, so call us today to discuss which option shapes up best for you and your Melbourne office fit out.