Now on the internet you will find many different information about the benefits of work.  The managers of large corporations in social networks publish a note stating that productivity has increased when you literally spent all day «on your feet».  What motivates people to get up from the comfortable office chair and carry out their work?  Now comes you and find the pros and cons of such a change in the usual office routine. About the dangers of physical inactivity has long been known.  Written numerous articles and scholarly papers on this topic.

 Most scientists agree that by stroking after 8 hours in the office chair, you risk not only the problem of overweight for lack of activity, but also the various diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system. A high probability of occurrence of  Diabetes mellitus.
 Stand before work

     The benefit of working for health in the first place is that your spine is no longer in a bent position that halves the more naturally, and the burden on it.  So working, the muscles of the bark (which is a complex of muscles responsible for the stabilization of the pelvis, hips and spine) during the working day are in limbo, which positively affects the blood circulation in the body and improves satiety  of joints and tissue with nutrients.  It turns out that standing up helps you to stay vigilant and energetic longer.

Also, the benefits of standing work bring increase in productivity.  The scientists from a University of Texas in their study claim that the use of tables behind which one can stand increases their efficiency up to 46%.  However, another study by the University of Waterloo, Analyzed the eight scientific papers on the topic of work, says more about ambiguous conclusions.  According to this study use standing room does not affect the productivity and effectiveness of mental activity.

Also, the benefits of collaboration are attributed to increase (compared to sedentary activity) calorie consumption and posture improvement.  Apart from that, some people are switching to a stand-up type of work because of existing health problems, such as spinal disc damage or herniated discs.

 If you think that the work is standing - the newfangled trend, then you are seriously mistaken.  Many famous people of past centuries preferred to work in an upright position.  For example, Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill, Peter the Great, Napoleon, Mendeleyev, and many other famous people of the past have worked at the desk - a kind of high desk, something like the Academic Pulpit, behind which the workplace is just standing.  Similar archaic piece of furniture can be found in each room Царскосельского Lyceum.

Disadvantages of working in the stand

As we said earlier, research on the topic of work is not so clear.  Along with the benefits of such work, there are also a number of disadvantages.  Among them, scientists have an increase in fatigue, constant stress on all joints, bones and muscles of our body.  Also, because of prolonged retention in an upright position, the blood circulation in the legs deteriorates, and this in turn leads to a плоскостопию, varicose veins and edema of the feet.  All these problems are familiar to many people who work «on their feet», for example, workers in factories, hairdressers, dentists, salesmen or couriers.


     Since it is better to work to avoid complications from the sedentary work, but do not stand problems of continuous?  The answer is simple - keep your balance.  Try to spend part of your working time standing, and the other part of the day - sitting in a comfortable armchair.  However, if you do not have this option, try to move the breaks, more often and more.