Adjustable Height Desks for Sitting Less

Medical experts are telling us that sitting is literally killing us…

Sitting is Killing You
Via: Medical Billing And Coding

This poster may feel a little over the top, but when you survey the findings, it’s a little scary.

So, just to sum up:

  • sitting more than 6+ hours a day increases risk of death up to 40%…even if you exercise!!
  • obese people tend to sit between 2 and 3 hours more than thinner folks {obesity has doubled 20 years…the same years that internet and gaming exploded}
  • chewing gum burns more calories than sitting
  • people who sit for work have twice the rate of cardiovascular disease than those who stand for work
The main idea is that sitting too much cannot be counter-acted in any way {including exercise} except by physically sitting less.  That means that you can’t just exercise a little longer to make up for sitting longer- you have to actually stand up instead of sit for longer periods of the day.
How is this possible?

It’s actually not a new discovery that sitting isn’t the best for us.  Ergo experts have told us for a while how hard on our backs sitting is.  Maybe it’s because I’ve carried 3 pregnancies and thus the toll on my back that I’m particularly sensitive to this issue.  After a full day of work at a computer, my back aches.  There’s just no getting around it…unless I sit less….which brings me to adjustable height desks.   I love the idea of a sit or stand desk– I figure if my children have the option to sit or stand when being strolled, I should have the same option when working.    The concept is the same- when you get antsy, you can switch positions and relieve your back, which in turn, helps you sit less.  As an added bonus, those who have tried this kind of desk have reported passionately about the results: ewer back problems, better team collaboration, better circulation, and since they’re all alive, sustained life, too.

Medical experts tell us that sitting is killing us.  Your back already knows this- why not try an adjustable height desk?


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