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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING A STAND UP DESK?

Why stand up at your desk while working? There are many reasons, the foremost of which is your health. According to a recent NY Times Magazine article, people who spent 6 or more hours a day sitting was 20% higher than people who sat for only 3 hours a or less per day. 

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CALORIE BURNER: HOW MUCH BETTER IS STANDING UP THAN SITTING?

By BBC

Studies have claimed major health benefits for standing for much of the day as opposed to sitting. The difference is marked, explains Michael Mosley.

Guess how many hours a day you spend sitting? Fewer than eight? More than 10? A recent survey found that many of us spend up to 12 hours a day sitting on our bottoms looking at computers or watching television. If you throw in the seven hours we spend sleeping then that adds up to a remarkable 19 hours a day being sedentary.

WOULD YOU USE A STANDING DESK?

By Katie of Coco and Tea

I do…..and I highly recommend getting one!

I was completely inspired to get one, after my CFO raved about his standing desk for weeks.  After I was given approval by my company to order one, I started Googling instantly (I have a unique desk space, thus I needed a “standing desktop” )!  A few searches later…and I found The Kangaroo.  It’s only been a couple days, but I absolutely love it.

GET UP, STAND UP

By Christian Cho

I have a standing desk at work. At home, I sit on a yoga ball in front of the computer. I’m not an anti-sitter. I like sitting because I’m lazy it’s comfortable. But the reality is that standing for the majority of your day if you have a desk job has its health benefits. Multiple research studies link sitting with increased rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other ailments. But even if you’re relatively young and have good health markers, think about the position your body is in:

DESK WORKERS - STAND UP FOR YOUR HEALTH: MILLIONS MAY BE MAKING THEMSELVES ILL BY SPENDING THEIR WORKING LIVES SITTING DOWN

Written by: Steve Connor

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

If you are reading this sitting down then the chances are you are also increasing your risk of developing
heart disease, blood clots on the brain and even certain types of cancer.

The latest evidence suggests that being seated for much of the day can also increase your risk of developing
diabetes. However, standing up daily for an extra 90 minutes significantly lowers your chances of developing
this serious metabolic disorder.

STUDIES SHOW THAT STAND-UP DESKS CAN COUNTERACT BOWEL CANCER

Recently an Australian research firm has found a connection between sitting at a desk over the long-term and the hazard of developing bowel cancer. The 2-year study looked at more than 2000 people between the ages of 40 and 79. 

4 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF A STAND-UP DESK

A stand-up desk offers many benefits for your health, comfort and ergonomics. Using one can make you more alert, energetic and focused on the task at hand. An adjustable height desk can even help you burn calories, lose weight and live longer. So, what are you waiting for? Stand up for yourself and experience the benefits of a height adjustable desk. Here are four surprising benefits of using a standing desk.

TOP 10 WAYS TO GET HEALTHY AT WORK

As we all know, there are many ways to get healthy.  One in three Americans either have diabetes or are at risk of contracting it. Diet and exercise are the main two ways to stay healthy. Here are some tips to improve both your diet and health and minimize your risk of health diseases like diabetes that you can do while at work:

HOW AN ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT DESK CAN MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER

The science is in! Research shows that sitting all day is no good for us. Sitting for prolongued period of time can lead to neck, shoulder & back pain, leg cramps, scaitic issues and more.

HOW TO BURN CALORIES BY USING A STAND-UP DESK AND OTHER EXERCISES

As we've outlined before, using a stand-up desk while working can greatly improve your health and the way you feel. It also helps you burn more calories as you're constantly moving around or shifting your weight from one leg to another.

EXERCISE, DIET AND A STAND-UP DESK CAN HELP REDUCE DIABETES

Our lifestyles are growing more and more sedentary and with that comes increased risks to our health. Sure, there's an emphasis on exercise over the last few decades, but that doesn't change the fact that our society is getting less healthy overall. In fact, 1 in 3 people in the United States either already has diabetes or a pre-diabetes condition referred to as "impaired glucose tolerance".

LOSE WEIGHT AND GET FIT THE N.E.A.T. WAY WITH A STAND-UP DESK

What if I told you that you can lose weight and be more healthy simply by standing up while you work for 4 to 5 hours a day?

BURN CALORIES AND GET HEALTHY BY WORKING AT A STAND-UP DESK

We sit a lot these days. Not everyone, and not all the time, but as more and more of us are going to desk jobs and sitting in front of a computer all day there are health risks associated with that. 

THE SCARY FACTS ABOUT SITTING AND HOW AN ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT DESK CAN HELP

Recent studies have shown that sitting all day isn't good for us. As we gravitate more and more to sit-down jobs where we type and mouse and stare at the computer all day, we're also learning the risks inherent in such a sedentary lifestyle.

SITTING IS KILLING US - HOW A STAND-UP DESK HELPS YOUR HEALTH

As more and more of our culture shifts towards working on a computer all day long, we're learning more of the health risks that sitting for eight or more hours a day can cause. It's not a healthy thing to sit in the same position for hours on end.