Is Your Desk Job Bad for your Health?
WHATS THE DAMAGE?
Sitting for long periods of time slows your metabolism (causing weight gain), puts pressure on your organs, strains your muscles, and the inactivity creates lethargy and contributes to slower brain function. Studies show that even spending time at the gym each day doesn’t offset the damage done by sitting all day.
WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
Alternating between sitting and standing to work has shown to decrease existing back pain, improve circulation, decrease fatigue, increase fat burning, reduce the risk of major diseases, and even prolong your life. The key is to be active and alternate between sitting and standing – even standing at your desk for just 10 minutes every hour will provide benefits.
THE KEY TO BEING ACTIVE
Using an electric Sit-Stand will enable you to alternate between sitting and standing, quickly and easily. You need to be able to sit or stand with the press of a button. Anything that is not as fast and easy, is simply not as effective.
Along with alternating between sitting and standing to work at your desk, you should take short breaks and walk around. This happens more naturally when you are using Sit-Stand desks, because when you are already standing it is more natural to wander off to speak to someone, or pick up something from the printer for example.
BENEFITS OF A SIT-STAND DESK
Many testimonials reveal that using electric sit stand desks in the workplace can offer a liberating, social, active and healthy experience, which provides an overall sense of increased well-being and happiness. You can choose when to sit and when to stand, you don’t get restless and uncomfortable, and there is a significant increase in caloric expenditure when standing as compared to sitting – so standing for more of your day makes a whole lot of sense!
To see how using Sit-Stand desks can benefit you personally, please give us a call.