Stand up for Your Health
Several studies have shown that sitting for prolonged periods of time is detrimental to your health. It’s a good thing there is a simple solution to this common workplace problem – a sit-to-stand desk converter. The benefits of standing up while you work are numerous.
Add 2 Years to Your Life
Research indicates that sitting more than 3 hours a day cuts your life expectancy by 2 years. Sedentary behavior (referred to as Sitting Disease) is in the same category as smoking and obesity. Peter Katzmarzyk – Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Burn 42 More Calories Per Hour
A UK study found the average calories burned while sitting was 2.6 per minute compared to 3.3 calories per minute while standing. Dr. John Buckley – University of Chester
Reduce Your Risk of Dying of a Heart Attack
Multiple studies have shown that people who sit for most of the day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack, no matter how much you exercise or how well you eat. Peter Katzmarzyk – Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Reduce Your Back and Neck Pain
People who sit more are at greater risk for herniated lumbar disks, as well as strained cervical vertebrae in the neck leading to permanent imbalances. Jay Dicharry – Director of the REP Biomechanics Lab in Bend, Oregon
Get 18% More Work Done
A study found that an employer who provided employees with good ergonomic furniture and training in how to use it realized about $367 per day more income per employee (a 17.8% productivity gain) than did a control group. Tom Albin – Office Ergonomics Research Committee, Inc.
Sitting for long periods of time slows blood circulation, which causes fluid to pool in the legs. This can ultimately cause restlessness and lead to loss of sleep. James Levine – Director of Obesity Solutions at Mayo Clinic