Four Surprising Health Benefits
- Longer Life Expectancy – Did you know that you could live longer simply by standing up more and sitting down less? Studies show that active people have a longer life expectancy than their sedentary counter- parts. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time can actually cause physical harm. As you sit, fat accumulates in your heart, liver, brain and other organs. Your muscles lose their tone and definition, and your body tires more easily. Sitting also places more pressure or “static” loading on the upper body than standing. Standing relieves the pressure on your back by 40%. So rather than growing tired in a seated position, why not give your back a rest by standing for a short time.
- Burn More Calories – How many calories can you burn by switching from a sit-down desk to a stand-up desk? More than you think. A Sit-Stand Desk can help you avoid the health pitfalls of sitting down all day. In fact, you can burn up to a third more calories during the course of a seven-hour workday if you stand up. If you are trying to lose or manage your weight, the calories can really add up.
- Increase Energy & Reduce Stress – A Sit-Stand Desk increases your focus, alertness and activity level allowing you to more easily release restless energy. Combine that with the good circulation, stable blood sugar and the active metabolism that standing requires – and it is easier to focus on the task at hand. Standing while working also helps energy levels by fighting off the naturally occurring slumps and bouts of fatigue that often happen mid morning or early afternoon.
Isn’t it time you stood up for your health?