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The Health Benefits of a Standing Desk
For thousands of years, our bodies have been strengthened and sustained by movement, until technological advances and the digital revolution abruptly chained us to our desks and chairs. After years of inactivity and sedentary living, it’s time to shake the status quo and spark the evolution of the office.
Dangers of Sitting
Sitting by the numbers
Sitting Disease kills 300,000+ people a year… in the U.S. alone
Increases mortality rate by 20% for men
Increases mortality rate by 40% for women
20% of all U.S. deaths (35+) are attributed to physical inactivity
As much as 25% of breast cancer is caused by sitting
Up to 27% of diabetes cases are caused by sitting
When You Sit:
Your body slows down your metabolism and stops producing lipase, the enzyme that breaks down fat.
Just one day of sitting leads to a decline in insulin response from cells.
Sitting for extended periods of time reduces the body’s effectiveness in regulating glucose levels, increasing the chance of type 2 diabetes.
Your heart beats 10x slower while you sit, thickening your blood and leading to an increase in clogs in the heart.
Benefits of Standing
When You Stand:
When you move, your body sends endorphins to your brain, which increases your innovation, creativity, and even productivity.
Movement leads directly to fresh blood and oxygen pumping through your body, boosting your energy and reinvigorating your muscles.
Standing desk users increase their heart rate by 8 beats per minute, resulting in weight loss and burning calories.