It’s time to stand up to a culture of sitting
Our bodies aren’t designed for long periods of sitting, yet between office work, driving and watching TV, we sit up to 15 hours a day. Too much time sitting can increase your risk for health problems, including obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Incorporating standing and moving into your work life will increase health and alertness.
One of the easiest solutions is to use a sit-stand desk. A standing desk, used correctly, will reduce the risk of ailments linked to sitting all day and increase productivity.
Standing and staying active is your key to health. Going to the gym, even for several hours, can’t erase the effect of sitting for most of the day. To truly make a difference, you need to make standing and moving a part of your everyday life at work.
A standing desk will increase life expectancy and reduce risk for:
- Weight gain and obesity
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Upper back and neck pain
- Depression and low energy