Published on August 7th, 2019 | by Admin
The Benefits of Standing … the Varidesk Solution
We all know that sitting down too much is bad for our health and for those of us who spend most of our days sat in an office, we know how we feel after not much. The term ‘sitting disease’ is a phrase that is being used by more people as we are reliant upon technology to help us in our daily lives. Vardiesk offers a range of standing desk solutions that allow you to stand up comfortably while working. Each of their desks is easily adjustable so that you can change the height that best suits you to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day.
With numerous studies and reports each year, the list of serious health risks for sitting too much continues to increase. Risks can include obesity and weight gain as calorie burning and metabolism starts to shut down, back and neck pain, low energy and productivity and depression. All of which can lead to many serious conditions in the future.
The American Journal of Epidemiology conducted a study in 2010 on the correlation between sitting and an individual’s physical health. The study confirmed that people who were reported sitting for more than 6 hours during their leisure time versus less than three hours per day has an approximately 40% higher all-cause death rate, and men had an approximately 20% higher death rate. It can also have a serious impact on your memory as human development researcher Sabine Schaefer found that memory performance improved when walking as opposed to sitting.
Health bodies advise breaking up long periods of sitting time. The range of standing desks from Varidesk are the perfect solution to ensure that you avoid all the risks of the ‘sitting disease’.
Research has shown that there are many health benefits to standing desks which help us live an active and healthy life. By mixing up your daily routine between sitting and standing, there is a lower risk of weight gain and obesity as it becomes easier for your body to burn calories.
Reports show that standing will burn 50% more calories than sitting. This means that you can burn 50 more calories per hour, which accounts for 200 per day and 50,000 per year. The regular exercise and movement also lowers the chances of diabetes, as insulins effectiveness can drop to 40% by standing for a short time . In addition to fighting away diabetes, your body will have a better chance of lowering the risks of cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
According to Dr LaCroix, those with more sedentary lifestyles are more than twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who are active at the office. Short-term benefits can also include a reduction in neck and back pain, increase in concentration and productivity as you begin to engage your heart and mind into your daily tasks. Other benefits include improved circulation, standing desks deliver an 87% decrease of stress and fatigue as an increase in levels of energy and blood flow help counter the negative effects.
By splitting your time 50-50 between sitting and standing, you will also be able to improve your physical, metabolic and even mental health, resulting in a more productive and happier work day.
Visit AU.Varidesk.com for a range of standing desk solutions.