Everyone knows a sedentary lifestyle is bad for you, but just how bad is sitting at your desk all day? The results from Science Daily.com
are actually shocking. Reports show that men and women who sit more than six hours a day have an 18% and 37% increased risk of death! If you add up all the time in your day spent sitting while driving, at work at your desk and at home relaxing after a 'hard day's work', the majority of people are, in fact, at risk. The moment you sit down, many muscle groups stop working, your metabolism slows to a crawl, and even your blood sugar levels are affected. Prolonged sitting can be linked to causing obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, joint and muscle pain and depression. A cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic
revealed that people who are sitting the majority of the day are at the same risk of heart attack as a smoker! Even exercising at the gym regularly may not be enough to combat the risks of sitting all day.
If you work on a computer or at a desk for the majority of your day, the best way to combat the effects of sitting is to regularly stand up. Standing or going for a 15 min walk every hour will prevent much of the damage of having to sit all day. Standing engages all of your muscle groups, increasing blood flow, burning calories, improving posture, toning your muscles and boosting your metabolism; dramatically lowering your risk for many diseases. Of course on the the flip side, standing all day can also lead to problems like varicose veins and swelling or pressure on the feet and legs. The best approach for keeping healthy is to have access to both standing and sitting solutions during your work day.
Enter, the miracle office furniture solution: the height adjustable desk
. Electronically operated, a height adjustable desk can seamlessly go from a standing position to a sitting position without any hassle or losing focus on your computer screen. Now you can have the functionality of a sitting desk for meetings or times of rest and moments later a standing desk to give your body some relief. Not only are height adjustable desks the perfect solution for a healthier work day, they are also an ergonomic option for shared workspaces. Different heights of people require a different height of chair and desk to work comfortably so a shared workspace needs to be easily customizable. For anyone working at a computer for more than 3 hours a day, a height adjustable desk is a very valuable investment – it just might save your life!
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