Where it all started...
Being aware of the benefits of standing during your workday, we saw the need for an affordable sit-stand desk. VORM Designs was established when a Physiotherapist and Architect put their heads together and produced a product that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Why use a sit-stand desk?
On average, office employees spend 60%-70% of every day sedentary (sitting or lying down), e.g. sitting at work, in the car, during meals and then while you relax in front of the TV.
Our bodies are not designed to sit all day. Sitting for an extended period can severely affect our health and ruin our posture, causing back pain, strained necks, herniated discs, muscle degeneration, and weakened bones.
The main benefits of using a sit-stand desk:
1. Improved health
Research shows that using a sit-stand desk increases activity and blood flow which lowers your risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It also prevents posture-related injuries such as back and neck pain.
2. Increased Productivity
Blood flow decreases when sitting for prolonged periods of time, causing energy levels to plummet.
According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, employees who used height-adjustable desks felt 87% more energized, 71% more focused, and 66% more productive.
3. Fewer Sick Days
Sit-stand desks were introduced at a medical company in Germany. Staff surveys were conducted 3 months later and revealed that 65% of staff felt their well-being had improved at work because of the desks.
The sickness absence of staff who reported using the sit-stand desks regularly decreased significantly.
Standing desks offer significant health and financial benefits for your business.