Multiple studies have confirmed the link between sedentary behavior and health problems. Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic uses the term “sitting disease” to describe a range of conditions associated with sitting, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, back pain, and even some cancers and depression .
• Reduced risk of obesity:
Standing an afternoon can burn 170 more calories than sitting still. If you stand up to work every afternoon, you’ll burn nearly 1,000 extra calories a week. This caloric difference may be one reason why prolonged sitting is so closely associated with obesity and metabolic disease.
• Lower blood sugar levels:
A small study of 10 office workers showed that standing for 180 minutes after lunch reduced blood sugar spikes by 43% compared to sitting still. Another study of 23 office workers found that alternating between standing and sitting every 30 minutes throughout the workday reduced blood sugar spikes by an average of 11.1%. These studies could help explain why prolonged sitting is associated with a 112% higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
• Reduced risk of heart disease:
The idea that standing is good for heart health was first proposed in 1953. One study found that bus conductors who stood all day had half the risk of heart disease-related death as their colleagues in the driver’s seat. Since then, scientists have gained a better understanding of the impact of sedentary time on heart health, with sedentary time thought to increase the risk of heart disease by up to 147%; even one hour of vigorous exercise , also may not make up for the negativity of sitting all day
• Reduce back pain:
Back pain is one of the most common complaints of office workers who sit all day. The study found that after using the standing desk for several weeks, the participants’ low back pain improved by 32 percent. Another CDC study found that using a standing desk reduced upper back and neck pain by 54% after 4 weeks.
• Improved mood and energy levels:
Standing desks/Height adjustable desks may improve overall well-being. In a 7-week study, participants who used standing desks reported lower levels of stress and fatigue than those who sat all day; 87% of those who used standing desks/Height adjustable desks reported that they Energetic; and back at their old desk, the overall mood returned to its old level. More research has found that sedentary time may be associated with an increased risk of depression and anxiety.
The study also found that sitting for long periods of time can be bad for your health, even if you are healthy; sedentary behaviors are associated with early mortality and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes; people who sit for more than 6 hours a day are more likely to exhibit psychological Signs of distress; standing at least 4 hours a day can burn an extra 650 calories per week; using a standing desk reduces shoulder, hand, wrist and back discomfort.
Standing office may improve productivity
• A study found that standing desk//Height adjustable desks users were 46% more productive; A&M study participants also reported a 75% reduction in body pain.
• An Australian study found that desks that promote activity can improve employees’ ability to focus, complete tasks and even manage stress.
• There is also research showing that a non-sedentary work environment can improve employee creativity, productivity and collaboration.
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