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Stand To Reclaim Your Health

Stand To Reclaim Your Health

During the average day office workers can be sedentary for up to 19.5 hours. It seems high, but when you break it up it is easy to show how quickly and easy your day flies by.

Sedentary lifestyles can quickly consume us for up to 19.5 hours per day, leaving you with just 4.5 hours per day of potential movement – It doesn’t take an academic or doctor to realise that isn’t good for your health, both physically and mentally. When at work, a day is often fixed in structure and routine. The only way you can gain more movement is through adapting your working habits.

There are many simple changes you can do, including taking standing meetings – not only are they quicker, you’ll feel more focused as standing increases blood flow and your amplified circulation to your brain will awaken your senses. You may even come up with that killer idea, which grabs your boss’s attention.

Another easy change can be achieved by adopting a standing desk and rotating the time you sit and stand throughout the day. Standing for 4 hours per working day has numerous benefits, both physically and mentally.  You can additional 50 calories per hour, that’s 200 per day or 1,000 per week, which equates to a staggering 48,000 calories per year. (Based on a 48-week working year). To put that into context burning off 48,000 calories per year is the same calories burnt as running 18.71 marathons. All without leaving the office, or your desk. 

Using a standing desk has many more benefits including:

Varidesk lead the way, with their choice of desks for every set-up. They offer sit-stand converters such as the Pro Plus 36, Which simply slots on top of a regular desk and can make any desk a standing desk. It will get you from sitting to standing in under 3 seconds.

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 costs £365 from


Whatever your working habits, make sure you work smarter with Varidesk. Reclaim your health and take charge of your routine in under three seconds – The time Varidesk takes to lift. Allowing you to stand and work, quickly with no fuss.


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