by Chip Collins
Have you ever paced back and forth when you’re on an important and engaging phone call?
Did you ever notice how getting up from your desk for a quick walk seems to clear your head and re-energize you?
Such are the benefits of working at a standing-desk, and here at Collins Group Realty we’ve fully embraced the idea of standing while we work. In fact, over 25% of our staff and agents operate at a standing-desk as of 2018.
Some desks are fully fixed in the upright position, while others are “convertible,” allowing a comfortable workspace in both the sitting and standing positions.
“I never had a standing desk before…and I absolutely LOVE it,” raves Julie Smythe, the Group’s Client Concierge. “I’m more focused when I stand up. I have more energy, and I feel more engaged with clients.”
Studies have shown that, on average, someone who works in an office can be seated for well over 5 hours, and this can lead to all sorts of health issues. Conversely, a combination of standing and sitting leads to improved posture, blood-flow, and overall wellness.
“I got tired of my traditional desk,” shares Chip Collins, Broker/Owner of Collins Group Realty. “Standing keeps me fully in the moment, and I feel like my back and shoulders are in a better position for computer and paperwork. When I get a little tired or when I have meetings, sitting feels like a welcomed change…but I’m always glad to be back standing up – especially when on the phone.”
If you haven’t experienced a standing desk, give a try at using your laptop at your kitchen counter as a trial run…or stack some books on top of your desk to simulate the feeling/set-up. It takes a little getting used to, but soon you may be craving it, and the benefits that come with your new work stance.
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