The New Year is the ideal time to reflect and reinvent. It’s a chance to start fresh, an opportunity to be the best version of ourselves. The most typical New Year’s resolutions are related to health, and a revelation that has made big news over the last couple of years is that sitting down all day is terrible for your health
So, before you buy the latest diet book, think about doing something more meaningful with that money. Investing in a standing desk will transform your health in a visceral way: you’ll be more alert and productive from day 1, guaranteed. It’s a New Year: the perfect time for a new you.
The health benefits of using a standing desk are plentiful enough to convince your boss to foot the bill. To help you get that conversation started, we’ve composed a compelling letter that you can sign and send directly to your boss. Read it below, and then download it as a PDF here
, or copy and paste it into the body of an email.
Before you send the letter off to your boss, find the Anthro height-adjustable desk you love the most!
Surely you’ve heard by now that sitting is the smoking of our generation
. Study after study has proven this to be true; even the American Medical Association, our country’s largest association of physicians, officially recommended
that Americans sit less during the day.
As AMA board member Patrice Harris, M.D. put it: “Prolonged sitting, particularly in work settings, can cause health problems and encouraging workplaces to offer employees alternatives to sitting all day will help to create a healthier workforce.”
Outfitting our workplace with standing desks will affect the bottom line in a positive way. Let’s say every workplace injury costs the company $5,000 (taking into account lost productivity, increased healthcare costs, etc.). If an employee comes to you with a workplace injury (carpal tunnel syndrome, for example) and you solve the problem with an ergonomic standing desk, you save $5,000 (minus the cost of the desk). Likewise, if an employee approaches you before becoming injured at the workplace (from a chronic disease or repetitive strain), you save $5,000 (minus the cost of the desk).
Thus, in both instances of workspace injury– proactive and reactive– the return on investment of an ergonomic sit-to-stand workstation is substantial. Not to mention all the other benefits: employees who stand up for periods of the workday are more comfortable and more alert, and as a result, more productive.
There are countless electric standing desk options on the market, but none matches the quality and durability of Anthro Corporation’s Elevate line
, which range in price from $1,200 to $4,000. The electric standing desks are hand built in the United States, and backed by a Lifetime Warranty. This is an investment where the benefit truly outweighs the cost.
Please let me know if you’d like to discuss this matter further. I’d be more than happy to provide additional evidence to support my case.
Thank you for your time.