We want our workplaces to enable more natural and beneficial ranges of motion. Lack of physical activity is seen as a risk to conditions such as muscular and skeletal diseases, obesity, diabetes type 2, heart and circulatory problems, and studies have proven that sitting still in offices can do lasting damage.
There are positive impacts when continual movement is encouraged, such as increased cognitive powers and a sense of well-being, leading to greater efficiency and a more positive sense of well-being in those seated for long periods of time.
There have been several studies where office workers performance is monitored, and often performance drops off in the second half of the day. This can be countered by increasing movement, encouraging circulation and keeping the body in a healthful position.