Health is dependent on motion and movement. A sedentary lifestyle can increase risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. Some of the risks of a sedentary lifestyle include obesity, osteoporosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. The point is that decreasing a sedentary lifestyle is imperative to your health. Let’s start with getting a standing desk.Benefits of Standing Desks
Aside from a reduction of the risk for conditions noted above, there are other benefits to standing more while at work.
More inclined to move for tasks –
When you’re already standing, you’re naturally more inclined to go walk to the printer, get that extra glass of water, take your lunch outside, or go talk with a colleague at their desk rather than have a conversation over a phone. Less sedentary equals better health. Although the daily caloric burn may not be excessive, done daily for many days and years at a time, this can add up.
Increased bone strength –
Bones get stronger with weight-bearing activities and exercises. This includes standing versus sitting. You need the strength of your bones to remain intact throughout your life if you want quality. Sitting all day does not work you toward this goal, standing does.
Better lymphatic movement –
The lymphatic system moves waste throughout, and out of, your body. It is essential to your health. If you can’t clear waste, you become toxic. The lymph system is propelled through motion, through the movement of your body. So you must move to get it to work properly and move your body’s toxins. Standing all day is better and that associated lifestyle is promoting lymphatic movement and health.
Better posture –
Better posture equals better health and life. Computer screens are more often at, or easily adjusted to, eye level. Forearm and wrist placements are adjusted with ease or have been professionally fit to the exact user.
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