Take a Stand for Better Health

Medical research suggests that sitting for long periods of time can have a negative effect on one’s health.  According to a recent study, sitting for more than 6 hours can substantially increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of malignancies.

But, here’s the good news. You needn’t be a marathon runner or even a regular at a gym to lower your risk. It’s suggested that simply standing can reverse or preclude the harmful effects of being seated.  That’s right, stand up from that sofa, desk chair or car seat and you’ve lessened your risk of developing a serious disease.

In addition, standing prompts your body to consume three times the amount of calories that are expended when you sit. Yes, three times. Your waistline will thank you, too.

It sounds easy enough but it can seem to be a challenge for those whose jobs involve long hours behind a desk. Except, not really. Stand while talking on the phone, and set a reminder for yourself to stand for a few minutes every hour, regardless of what you’re doing.

Or, you might consider getting one of these:


Height adjustable desks by Sunway enable you to stand while you work;  for an hour, for a while, for a day.  Simply change the height of the desk with the up / down control switch, custom fitting it to your mood and your needs. A quiet motor ensures that you won’t disturb co-workers in the process.   Stand and work or enjoy the ergonomic benefits of the desk while seated. Your body will benefit either way.

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