In 2021, 4.5 million more people worked in Germany than was originally agreed in the employment contract. This overtime also affects health, which sooner or later becomes noticeable. Even in office jobs, long days are now part of everyday life, and even little exercise has the physical effects. We\u0026#39;ll show you how to stay physically and mentally fit even during long days in the office! Long working days in the office - these are the health consequences On average, an office worker in Germany spends an average of 80,000 hours at work sitting down, and that in mostly not really ergonomic offices. Every adult spends around 11.5 hours a day sitting, at work and at home combined. Even elementary school students are already sitting around nine hours a day, which is also not exactly healthy. In concrete terms, sitting in the office for too long has the following effects: Muscle relaxation due to lack of support Back and neck pain as well as poor posture tension throughout the body Joint and limb pain due to long periods of inactivity Spine loses mobility and stability Risk of high blood pressure and diabetes increases Frequent headaches and fatigue Decreased productivity These are just some of the consequences that long days in the office can have - provided you don\u0026#39;t take precautions and don\u0026#39;t pay attention to an ergonomic workplace. With different pieces of furniture and habits you can stay fit even on long days, in the following article we will show you how! By the way: In the desqup blogs you will find many more articles on the subject of health and ergonomics at work. Just have a look! Concentration: This is how you stay focused even on long days in the office You probably know it too: some days feel like an eternity. While other days fly by, sometimes you think during your lunch break that you have already completed eight hours. A difficult task or annoying colleagues are often the reason for the tiring phases, but there are also other, more general aspects that are important in the office. Poor light is one of the factors that can affect your health and thus your concentration as well. In a dark room, your eyes are very strained when they have to look at a screen. The result is not only pain in the eyes but also a deterioration in concentration, which becomes a problem on long days. Loud background noise can also be a problem. You always overhear the conversations of your colleagues in the background and your brain is no longer fully focused. Additional disruptive factors include street noise through an open window or a radio that is too loud. After just a few hours in the office, your concentration is at its lowest point and complex work is no longer feasible. You should pay attention to these things if you want to stay focused even on long days in the office: Shut down sources of noise: Turn down the radio or get headphones that filter out ambient noise. After just a few minutes you will be more relaxed and have a better focus Light: If there is not enough light in the office, the body automatically thinks it can relax. Sufficient lighting shows the body, even on long days, that it still has to function Drinking: Even if you don\u0026#39;t exercise much, for example in an office job, you have to remember to drink enough. We therefore recommend consuming at least 2.5 liters of water during long days in the office Posture: A comfortable posture also encourages the head to relax. It is therefore essential to ensure that your head and back are permanently straight and do not develop any incorrect posture Movement \u0026amp;amp; Standing: Your body is in rest mode while you are sitting. Therefore, make sure that you stand at regular intervals or even move for a short time, even on long days In the next few sections we will take a closer look at how you take things like posture and movement into account when it comes to office furniture. However, if you heed the above points, you will notice an improvement in your concentration after a short time! Therefore, ergonomic furniture helps during long days in the office When you think of a classic office, you might have one of the following in mind: a gray carpet floor, boring old black chairs and harsh fluorescent lights - what was normal for many years is unfortunately not a really healthy workplace. In the 1990s and before, however, not much value was placed on health, not even in the workplace. Here it was primarily important that the office equipment is durable and inexpensive. Nowadays it\u0026#39;s quite different, because employees now also pay close attention to the equipment in their workplace. The following pieces of furniture make even long days in the office healthier and more pleasant: Desk with adjustable height Ergonomic sitting and standing stool (standing aid) Ergonomic mouse and keyboard Modern \u0026amp;amp; high-resolution screens Especially the height-adjustable desks, such as those from desqup, are a real essential in your everyday work. It ensures that you can take regular \u0026quot;standing breaks\u0026quot; without having to give up your work. When standing, your body burns more calories and the risk of obesity and diabetes decreases. In addition, your entire body is better supplied with blood, which also benefits concentration and performance. If you set your desk at the right height, your back will hardly be in the wrong position, even on long days. In addition, the screen height is perfectly adjusted and you can sit down again at any time within seconds. You can get the desqup Pro for 549.00 euros and it has all the important functions. An ergonomic sitting and standing stool takes 60 percent of the body weight off your body when standing. So you combine the advantages of sitting and standing without having to pay attention to anything. The desqup Wobble is such a standing aid, which is available for 149.00 euros. Would you like to find out more about ergonomic office furniture or learn more about topics related to everyday work? Then just have a look at the desqup website, because there you will find extensive product pages as well as numerous blog articles on a wide variety of topics. Even long days in the office are sometimes necessary, especially at peak times like the end of the year. With small adjustments and changes to your own habits, however, you can survive these healthy and sound!