Standing Up for Happy, Healthy Employees
Workplace Wellness Sit-stand workstations are one way to ensure employees stay healthy, happy, and productive.
As the most valuable resources in any organization, the health and well-being of employees is imperative. In Canada, we spend an average of 10 hours a day in a sedentary state — especially at work, where most of us sit glued to a computer. But not only does it have serious health risks — it can also affect productivity and overall happiness.
Sit-stand workstations are one way to ensure employees stay healthy, happy, and productive. Using a sit-stand desk decreases the risk of developing back and neck pain, reduces stress, and increases productivity and creativity. In fact, 75 percent of people who’ve used one said they felt healthier, and 71 percent said they felt more focused.
Sometimes the furniture makes the difference
“So many people suffer from back pain, and it can be debilitating if it’s chronic and constant,” says Bernadette Medhurst, Marketing Director of Posidesk, which specializes in products that transform workspaces. “Chronic pain can lead to depression, reduced productivity, and absenteeism, which is bad news for your employees and bad news for your business.”
On the flipside, Posidesk’s solutions are both proactive and reactive. “Movement at your workstation is proactively taking care of your health,” says Medhurst. “You’re happier and healthier, and if you do suffer from musculoskeletal issues, a sit-stand desk can help alleviate the pain by encouraging movement throughout your day.”
The company’s products are low-cost investments that yield a high return for forward-thinking companies. “It’s a win, win, win for all parties involved,” she says, “the business, the HR department, and the employees.” And investing in employees should be a priority for any company. “It shows that your organization is forward-thinking, and that plays a big part in attracting and retaining top talent,” adds Medhurst.