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Health Benefits of standing desks

 

We all know we should be active however, many jobs do not allow for a lot of movement be it an office job etc. There are many benefits to spending more time standing rather than sitting these include a potential reduction in the risk of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to sciencedaily.com in a typical working week, people will on average spend five hours and forty-one minutes per day seated at their desk and an additional seven hours sleeping at night. There was much research carried out and the key findings included –

(1)   That nearly 70% of employees surveyed didn’t meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity

(2)   Fifty percent of people that were surveyed (50 years and under) who sit for long periods of time at work were more likely to sit at home also

(3)   There was a direct correlation between BMI scores and time spent sitting at work

(4)   Also, the study found that there was a link between sitting and mental health. The longer you spend sitting there will be a decrease in your mental wellbeing. 

Stay tuned for our next blog where we will be discussing the benefits of increasing your activity levels in the office and what positve benefits stem from said! Thank you for reading.