If you have a desk job, studies show that sitting at your desk all day can be harmful to your health. Sit-to-stand desks can help you counteract the negative effects.

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Sit to Stand Desks

Considering that the average office worker spends nearly 6 hours sitting each day at his or her desk, interrupted by a short walk from the parking lot to the office, it’s easy to see how these long hours of sitting could put you at higher risk for:

  • neck, shoulder and back pain
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • heart disease

Surprising Benefits of Sit-to-Stand Desks

No longer just a curiosity, sit-to-stand desks help you incorporate some movement into your normal day to provide your body with brief bouts of relief from sitting for long periods. The benefits include:

Reduced risk of pain. Standing at your desk every 30 to 60 minutes, as long as you do it properly, can help to alleviate neck, shoulder and back pain.  Position your computer screen at eye level, 20 to 30 inches away from your face. Then, stand up straight with your wrists flat on the desk and your arms relaxed. Wear comfortable shoes and avoid locking a knee, leaning over or placing your weight all on one foot (which strains the neck and back).

Reduced risk of obesity. Little movement during the work day is closely associated with obesity. The key to reducing the risk is consistent, moderate movement throughout the day. Walking to a coworker’s office instead of emailing or calling and using the stairs rather than the elevator can help. A desk that encourages you to stand at least some of the time is another great solution for getting more movement into your day.

Reduced risk of diabetes. Sitting for extended periods can cause significantly higher levels of fasting blood glucose in the bloodstream, dramatically increasing the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Studies show that, especially after meals, blood sugar levels return to normal faster when we spend more time standing.

Reduced risk of heart disease. We’ve understood that sitting is bad for the cardiovascular system since British researchers in the 1950s compared rates of heart disease in London bus drivers (who sit) and bus conductors (who stand) and found that excessive sitters experienced far more chest pain and heart attacks than those who were standing or moving. Try standing up at your desk for two to four hours a day (in increments) to lower the risk of heart disease.

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