Modern conveniences contribute to the rise of inactivity; using transport and using escalators/elevators instead of stairs means we walk much less than we should. Not to mention the facility to shop online; with a few clicks shopping is delivered to your door so you no longer have to walk around shops and carry heavy shopping home. However, the most significant contributor to the problem is work. Jobs are becoming increasingly more office-based and people who are sat behind a computer screen are not moving much for most of the working day. The growing rate of inactivity in the UK has become a serious concern and is now being highlighted by health experts as something that needs to be improved vastly. Sitting at work more than seven hours a day can greatly affect your health. Many people struggle being sat at an office desk for this long length of time, often ending up feeling lethargic, achy and stiff. Sitting uncomfortably with poor posture can also result in long-term problems with the neck and spine. It can also be a problem for an employer as workers can become less productive throughout the day when early tiredness kicks in, they lose concentration and cannot focus on their tasks fully. THE SOLUTION: SIT-STAND DESKS At Duronic we offer a fantastic solution to get you more active at work and feeling all the benefits it brings: the Sit-Stand Desk. Using a sit-stand desk can do wonders for your health; it can increase your energy levels, burn calories, promote better quality of sleep, improve blood circulation and even muscle tone. It can also improve glucose and insulin levels. In the workplace a standing desk can benefit you in a lot of ways too. Studies show that workers will experience higher levels of concentration, vigilance and accuracy. Compared to their fellow seated employees they were better at decision making, had better judgement and problem-solving skills. The Duronic Sit-Stand Desk DM05D1 This versatile computer desk will hold a monitor, keyboard, mouse and any other smaller gadgets or accessories you need. Supported by non-slip feet underneath you can be sure your desk will stay still on the desktop surface and hold all of your computing equipment securely. A computer screen can either be sat on top of the desk or can be fixed to the back edge by using a Duronic desk mount; to search for our desk mounts look for ranges DM25/DM35/DM45/DM55/DM65. The whole desk can be easily adjusted by hand to be higher or lower by using the levers under the side edges of the platform. Simply squeeze the levers and lift the desk higher, releasing the lever when you have reached the optimal height for you. To lower the desk, simply the do the same but lower the desk downwards. Lift the desk higher to use it whilst standing, or lower it to use the desk while seated. The DM05D1 sit-stand workstation has a keyboard platform which will hold the keyboard and mouse together, ensuring that they are at an ergonomic level along with the screen. Additionally, there is also a groove in the desk surface designed especially for a tablet or mobile phone which will enable the user to work simultaneously between multiple screens.