Health benefits are a bit obvious I should think when one thinks about it :)
However, starting in school and heading off to college or a junior office position, one does not ... You sit in place and do what you need to do. When you get stiff or uncomfortable you might get up and walk around a bit, but soon back you go.
On the flip side, if you happen to wind up in retail, for instance, you stand all day. Sore feet and a sore back, and sensible shoes become part of life.
Neither of these conditions, all the time, is a good for you. You need both.
In most cases I can think of, .... not much we can do in retail. If you are a counter-person, most likely the best suggestion we can offer is some kind of sitting arrangement where you can take the load off at times but still function effectively.
But for your office, at home for sure and likely for work place too, you can seriously help yourself.
An Adjustable Standing Desk, either a convertible model or one specially designed, will allow you to take advantage of both positions as needed, and provide you with a comfortable way to stand some, and sit some, getting the benefits of better movement, better posture, and variety without losing any functionality.
It is commonly understood that sitting for prolonged periods comes with a host of negative health effects. Whenever possible, office workers are advised to get up and take movement breaks throughout the day. It's not always easy to just walk away from the task at hand, though, so in some cases workers are combining the best of both worlds by installing standing desks.
The styles vary from stationary surface areas that look like raised tables to floating standing desks that transition from sitting to standing with a few swift movements. There are manufactured versions of standing desks, and those that workers have devised on their own. In all cases, the end goal is the same: reduce the amount of time spent sitting during the workday.
Take a look at some of the reasons why you should.
Less Obesity Risk
This is somewhat indirect in that standing is just the start. To really experience optimal health, sedentary workers must actually walk around more. But a standing desk is a start (and standing burns 50 more calories per hour than sitting anyway) and what better way to start.
Reduced Cancer Risk
It has been reported that 43,000 cases of colon cancer and 49,000 cases of breast cancer annually are caused by prolonged sitting. No one seems sure why this might be so ... yet
If you want to improve your posture and reduce eye strain, a standing desk can help. It's important to set it up properly, though. Your computer screen should sit just above resting eye level, so you have to look up slightly to see it. This keeps you from hunching over or slouching as you tap away on your keyboard. The simple act of standing will also improve your core strength, leading to better overall posture.
How much weight to put on studies and such is a debatable thing, but it is pretty undeniable that having the choice is a real benefit in comfort and convenience and it worth it for the comparatively little cost involved. After all, we are working, potentially uncomfortable, for many hours a day. Why would you not?