According to the American Annals of Internal Medicine, when a person is awake, an average of more than half of the time is sitting, sitting at work, sitting while driving, and sitting even when returning home to rest and entertain. The health risks caused by prolonged sitting are becoming more and more serious, and people are gradually aware of the threat to their health caused by sedentary.
In order to solve the health problems caused by long-term sitting and offset the physical damage caused by long-term inactivity, a growing trend-the office style of standing work has quietly started. Therefore, intelligent office lift tables gradually enter the public view.
More and more families have begun to purchase smart office desks for their families to work and learn, and more and more companies have gradually begun to purchase smart office desks for their employees. A survey conducted by the American Human Resources Management Association found that smart office desks are the fastest growing corporate welfare trend. In 2013, 13% of employers subsidized companies to purchase smart office desks, compared with 44% in 2017, and this figure has reached 60% in 2019.
Looking at some well-known electric lifting table brands at home and abroad, it is found that the market for smart furniture brands is uneven, but there are also some excellent conscience companies. Take the main "Smart and Healthy Office" Smart Furniture brand as an example. The products have been exported to Europe and the United States for 20 years, exported to more than 80 countries and regions, and are well received by more than 200,000 users.
Next, I will share with you some research on the benefits of smart office desks.
- Increase body consumption and avoid excessive obesity
According to a study by the Sports Activity and Weight Management Research Center, standing only consumes 10% more calories than sitting. The researchers put on masks for measuring oxygen consumption on 74 people, and followed up with 3 groups of participants. They found that sitting participants burned 80 calories per hour, standing participants burned 88 calories per hour, and walking participants burned 210 calories per hour.
Seeing this, you may feel that it doesn’t matter if you consume 8 more calories per hour, especially when you consider that many people standing at their desks don’t actually stand all day. However, quantity breeds quality. Generally speaking, working 8 hours a day, if you stand at your desk for half a working day, that is, sitting and standing alternately for 8 hours will consume 32 more calories than sitting for 8 hours. If you work 5 days a week, 44 weeks a year, multiplied by 32 calories, then you will consume an additional 7,040 calories in a year, which is close to 1 kg. Girls all know how important and difficult it is to lose 2 pounds of fat for them, but as long as they stand and work, they can consume an extra kilogram. Why not?
"Occupational Medicine" magazine explained in a March 2017 publication that smart office desks “provide an opportunity to increase energy consumption throughout the working day.” They further explained, “Although this small benefit It’s moderate, but over time, accumulation may be an important part of a public health strategy to prevent people working at their desks from gaining weight."
The research data and results shared above are consistent with the experience of many people who started using smart office desks-they usually increase consumption slightly. People consume more energy when standing than when sitting. When they burn more energy, their thinking and physical skills will be more active.
Another factor to consider is that when people stand in front of the desk, they usually are not standing still. When we stand in front of the desk, it is very common to stretch our body and move our muscles and bones. They also leave their desks frequently due to work needs.
- Improve work efficiency and increase productivity
Dan Fois on the "New York Magazine" published an experiment, he stood for a full 30 days before the desk, the only without standing is to sleep or when the toilet. It is worth noting that his work efficiency has increased significantly. He said, "I have greatly reduced the time wasted, editing and writing time is more than any month in my memory."
This experience is not uncommon. Many people notice that when they increase their standing time in their daily work, they tend to be more efficient. At the same time, less time is spent on social media and other inefficient tasks.
Research on the staff of the call center found that the success rate of people who are standing during a call is 23% higher than those who are sitting. Researchers also noticed that employees’ comfort levels, attitudes towards work and their feelings about themselves are different.
Researchers believe that this situation may be because standing work increases blood oxygen circulation and improves mental function. For this reason, many large companies provide their employees with smart office desks, including Google and Facebook.
A study by the University of Washington shows that standing work can stimulate creativity and a spirit of cooperation. At least one reason is that when people are standing, the proportion of people moving or approaching colleagues' desks is higher than when people are sitting.
- Reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.
A large number of studies tell us that in the United States, sitting for a long time will significantly increase the incidence of some diseases that are easy to cause death. Important published studies have found that a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a higher incidence of heart disease (the first leading cause of death), cancer (the second leading cause of death), and diabetes (the seventh leading cause of death).
According to Harvard Medical School professor Dr. I-Min Lee, sitting for long periods of time reduces fat and sugar metabolism and increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease. A study in Australia found that after 5 hours of sitting, plasma levels and glucose levels were 20% higher than those who did light exercise every 20 minutes. Another study found that sitting most of the time within 24 hours reduces the effect of insulin in controlling blood sugar by 40%. Sitting for 6 hours a day for two weeks will cause low-density lipoproteins and other fatty substances to rise, and the enzymes that break them down will decrease.
Sitting time is also related to larger waist circumference, BMI, systolic blood pressure, fasting triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Olivia Judson, an evolutionary biologist and a biology researcher at Imperial College London, said these are "the first steps towards diabetes."
One of the studies that began in 1953 found that compared with drivers who sit around the clock, bus conductors who stand around the clock have half the risk of dying from heart disease. Subsequent research confirmed the original research. A comparative study of 18 different studies found that compared with the risk of death related to heart disease, a sedentary lifestyle increased by 90% and the risk of cardiovascular events increased by 147%. Another study found that after 3 hours of sitting, arterial dilation was reduced by 50%. Sitting for 10 years or more is considered to increase the risk of heart disease by 64%.
Women who sit for more than 6 hours a day have a higher risk of cancer than women who sit for 3 hours a day (especially for ovarian cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and multiple myeloma cancer). For men, those who do not sit in the office and walk or ride a bicycle for 30 minutes a day are less likely to develop prostate cancer. Sedentary behavior is related to the risk of colon cancer in men and women. It is estimated that in the United States, more physical activity can prevent 100,000 cases of breast and colon cancer each year.
Sedentary sitting is considered an independent factor causing cancer, which means that if you are healthy in other aspects of life, your sedentary habit may also cause cancer. Even if you don’t smoke, you exercise regularly, your lifestyle is also unhealthy.
- Energetic every day and maintain a better mood
A 2012 Australian study found that severe anxiety and depression are related to sitting and using a computer. The International Journal of Workplace Health Management conducted a one-year study of 67 participants. Half of them chose to sit while the other half could stand. The study in a real office follow-up survey participants. The study found that 61% of standing participants said they felt more energetic and active while standing, with less muscle, joint and back pain, and felt stronger and more flexible. 65% said that productivity has also increased.
"Take-a-Stand-Project" is a study carried out in 2011. The subjects of the study were 24 office workers who needed to use the smart office lift table for 4 weeks. At the end of the four weeks, participants were asked a series of questions. The results were: 87% felt more comfortable; 87% felt more energetic; 75% felt healthier; 71% felt more focused at work ; 66% of people feel more efficient at work; 62% of people feel happier; 33% of people feel less stressed. When the smart office desk was removed, participants reported that they felt bad.
- Reduce back pain
A study from Minneapolis tested two groups of people for a period of 7 weeks. One group had a smart office desk and the other did not. The group with a smart office lift table reduced their sitting time by 66 minutes a day, and 54% reduced upper back and neck pain.
Experts believe that one of the reasons why the use of smart office lift tables can reduce back pain is to increase the oxygen and nutrient circulation of the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the back and neck. Many people who sit all day because of poor posture, the spine compresses the nerves, reduces blood flow, aggravates the pressure point, and causes neck and back pain.
Although the use of a smart office lifting table cannot guarantee the elimination of neck and back pain, it can relieve the symptoms of discomfort to a certain extent. However, there are many causes of back pain, but in many cases they are unknown. Therefore, experts recommend creating an ergonomic work space and changing your work posture every 20 minutes. You can stand or walk around to ensure proper functioning of your body. A study from the University of Cincinnati found that when participants changed their posture, shoulder and back pain was significantly reduced.
In summary, the smart office desk is a "good helper" that effectively relieves the symptoms of physical discomfort and improves our physical health.
So, in the field of smart office furniture, are products such as the Maidesite brand truly value for money?
- International brand, trustworthy
Maidesite is affiliated to Hebei Ruilangde Medical Device Technology Group Co., Ltd., which was established in 2009. The company has more than 40 researchers, access to more than 100 patents, was named the national high-tech enterprises, and has made a number of domestic and international certification, such as: UL, CE, SGS, SAA, PSE, KC and other international certification.
Maidesite has specialized in the research and development of health products for decades. Before the products are developed and marketed, they have passed more than 20,000 times of strict load life lifting tests. The service life of Maidesite’s system has exceeded 10 years. From raw material pipes, laser cutting, welding, plastic spraying to assembling motors, controllers, hand controllers and other processing links, Maidesite pendently develops and manufactures in-house. It is the company with the most complete industrial chain in the same industry, which makes up for the disadvantages of separate production of various links of the lift table, and fully guarantees the quality.
Not only that, the Maidesite table has the unique advantages of stable operation, low noise and long life. Every table is automatically tested by the machine when it leaves the factory. All test data are archived in the library to ensure the traceability of products after they leave the factory.
- The product material is safe and the design is excellent
- The table board adopts healthy and environmentally friendly board, which is lower than the national E1 formaldehyde emission;
- The table leg steel frame adopts the silane ceramic surface treatment process, no phosphorus pollution, smooth and flat and not easy to peel;
- The intelligent LCD screen can memorize and display height adjustment, and it can be lifted to a suitable height with one button;
- The overall weight that the lifting table can bear is 80kg, which can meet the needs of daily office entertainment;
- The lifting table adopts ergonomic design, and the height can be adjusted freely in the range of 575-1245mm;
- The lifting table is equipped with high-quality motors, stable lifting, and the lifting process is as stable as Mount Tai;
- The sound of the lifting table is as light as a shuttle, and the lifting sound is less than 45 decibels under no load, which is lower than the keyboard knocking sound;
- The lifting table retreats when it encounters resistance, and the corners of the table are all round, which is safe to use;
- All lifting tables need to pass 15 factory inspections, and strict quality inspections can guarantee the quality;
- Careful and thoughtful after-sales service
- Two-year renewal: Quality problems caused by non-human causes can be handled by customer service after-sales;
- 5-year warranty: the motor is guaranteed within 5 years after receipt;
- Home service: fast delivery and home delivery in 30 sub-warehouses across the country, door-to-door installation services are available in more than 2000 cities across the country;
- Teaching installation: The lifting table is equipped with detailed installation instructions, installation tools and installation videos, and users can also install them by themselves;
Remember, when we talk about using smart office desks, we are not asking everyone to stand all day. Instead, it is suggested that we can switch between standing and sitting to ensure that our body blood circulation is smooth and the pressure on the spine is appropriately relieved.
As a well-known brand in the smart and healthy office furniture industry, Maidesite has won numerous praise and trust from users at home and abroad with its excellent product quality and considerate service.
Maidesite is committed to becoming the No. 1 brand in the smart product industry, so that every user can choose products that really suit them. Let each product be able to fully solve the health problems for users, and let the whole world have more health because of Maidesite.
The Maidesite brand makes products with heart and offers service with love.