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To Benefit, Don’t Sit

ByDave Stopher

Jun 1, 2019 #Business, #Desk

During the average day office workers can be sedentary for up to 19.5 hours. It seems a lot, but when you break it up it shows how easy it is to not move and how quickly and easy your day passes you by.

  • 1.5 Hours Sat commuting via Car, Train or Bus.
  • 8 Hours Sat in the office chair.
  • 2 Hours Sat eating dinner and watching TV after work.
  • 8 hours Laying Down Sleeping,

When a sedentary lifestyle consumes us it leaves you with only 4.5 hours per day of potential movement – It doesn’t take an academic or doctor to realise that can’t be good for your health. When a working day is often fixed in routine, you can only really gain more movement through adapting work your working habits.

Simple changes include 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.

An easy change can be achieved by adopted an standing desk and rotating the time your sitting and standing throughout the day. Standing for 4 hours per working day has numerous benefits, including burning off an 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.

Using a standing desk has many more benefits including:

  • Lowering the chance of cardiovascular disease.
  • Reducing and preventing lower back pain.
  • Improving productivity by 48%.
  • Reducing blood sugar levels by up to 43% after lunch.

Varidesk lead the way, with their choice of desks for every set-up. They offer sit-stand converters such as the Pro Plus 30, 36 and 48, Which simply slot 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 30, 36 & 48 range from £275 to £425 from Uk.Varidesk.com

If you’re constrained in the corner of your office Varidesk offer corner desks, such as the popular Cube Corner 36 which save space, but slotting on top of your corner desk.

The Cube Corner 36 costs £425 from Uk.Varidesk.com