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The Benefits of Sit Stand Stools
This entry was posted on February 13, 2012.
Have you been finding yourself feeling like your workstation and office chair are lower than your fellow coworkers as of late? There is quite possibly a reasonable explanation for this, as a new unique form of seating has quickly emerged into more workspaces with its growing popularity. This new wave of ergonomic seating is known as sit stand seating. What once began as a trend in industrial work places with assembly or production lines where workers are required to stand for multiple hours throughout the day has now been making its way into more traditional office settings where employees are required to sit for the majority of their work day. The negative health effects associated with sitting for extended periods of time quickly brought upon the need for a healthier work station set up and along came the sit stand stool.
A sit stand stool enables the user to relieve stress when standing for long durations of time. With its small footprint, this stool takes up a limited amount of space making it a viable option for those that have a small office space to work with or spaces where employees work within close proximity of one another. These stools are designed to allow the user to lean back against while standing when they need a break or to sit on when their legs become fatigued. They are armless and comes with stationary rubber glides to keep the chair in place when the user leans back.
With the dramatic growth in popularity over the recent years combined with the increase in demand, there are now many different sit stand models available for purchase. The most popular type is the industrial model, a solid choice for industrial environments where assembly lines are used. Industrial sit stand stools typically feature adjustable seat height, steel frame design, seat angle adjustment, and a puncture resistant seat. Another popular version is the upholstered ergonomic sit stand stool. These are more common in the office environments with their ability to blend in with pre-existing furniture designs and office decor. They also have the ability to adjust the seat height along with the seat angle. A newer model that has been released recently is the saddle sit stand stool allowing the user to lean against the stool or sit in a widened stance to fit the saddle curved seat.
Sit stand stools are best used at extended height work stations or sit stand desks where workers have the option to sit or stand throughout the day. By making it possible to both sit and stand while working, you are then able to gain much more movement and variation throughout the day thereby creating a healthier work environment. This additional movement relieves aching muscles and changes the focus from feeling uncomfortable in an office chair to what should be your main focus, your work! Key benefits of using these specialized stools include better health by pressure relief on the spine and pelvic area, higher energy levels, improved work comfort, higher productivity, better blood circulation, and stronger muscles.
Whether you are looking to find an alternative solution for your uncomfortable outdated office chair or simply want to take part in the ever-growing trend of working at a sit stand work station, a sit stand stool is both a healthy and ergonomic option.