Even though we really don’t need any more studies to tell us that modern humans could use more exercise, we continue to learn how are consistently sedentary lifestyles are contributing to increased health risks around the world; at least, in developed countries. Essentially, we are learning more and more about the health risks of sitting at a desk all day at work, sitting in traffic, and then sitting at home until bedtime, too. And these are some reasons why many have been advocating about using a Primecables standing desk at work.
EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU
It should come as no surprise when I say that exercise is good for you: we all know this; and yet, not as many of us are very good at making time for it. The irony, of course, is that it does not take much additional effort to improve your health. Just elevating your heart rate for 20 minutes a day is all you need to kick start your health.
The good news, then, is that if you have been sitting all day, you can actually simulate a little exercise every day by standing more often. Working at a standing desk, then, helps to keep the muscles of your lower body a little more active, encouraging better circulation, which improves your health.
SITTING IS BAD FOR YOU
Not on its own, of course, but sitting for too long and for too many days in a row can, in fact, increase health risk. Studies continue to show that a sedentary lifestyle (one devoid of movement/exercise) reduces health outcomes by increasing risk for things like diabetes and heart disease.
STANDING IS PERFECT
Ok, that is a bit facetious but the truth is, if you worked at a standing desk you might just improve your health outcomes by encouraging better circulation, increasing metabolism, and holding better focus at work. This can all translate to other parts of your day and your life too.
MAKING THE SWITCH
If this sounds like a good idea to you then you should ease your way into a full day at a standing desk. Consider, first, standing for only a few hours a day to get your legs and feet (which will both get tired quickly) at first. Also, use a mat and wear non-slip shoes so you have a stable base. Finally, learn to shift your weight slightly between feet—it is like taking tiny coffee breaks all day long.