Increase Workplace Wellness

Reduce workplace injuries

Back pain is one of the most common health problems facing Americans. If you are rounding your back and looking down while you are sitting working, it can cause postural kyphosis, which in turn can cause back and neck pain, as well as fatigue. Transitioning between sitting and standing throughout the workday dramatically improves your posture and reduces pressure on your back, helping to reduce or eliminate pain. Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Decrease risk of disease

Getting up and moving can help you ward off disease, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and more. All of these diseases are believed to be caused, at least in part, by inactivity, including excessive sitting.

Cancer: There are several types of cancer that are believed to be caused by inactivity, including cancers of the breast, colon, lung, endometrial, ovarian. Source: Alberta Health Services-Cancer Care in Canada

Cardiovascular Disease: Excessive sitting can also cause cardiovascular disease. A study showed that men who reported more than 23 hours a week of sedentary activity had a 64 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who reported less than 11 hours per week.Source: University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health

Type 2 Diabetes: Studies correlate extended periods of sitting with a reduced ability to regulate glucose in the bloodstream, a condition known as metabolic syndrome, which dramatically increases your chances of type 2 diabetes.Source: National Institute of Health

Increase fitness and reduce obesity

Standing for even a few minutes every hour greatly increases your overall fitness and can help reduce obesity.

  • After just 30 minutes of sitting, your metabolism slows down 90 percent, the muscles in your lower body stop working and it slows down the breakdown of dangerous blood fats, lowering “good” LDL cholesterol.
  • After sitting for just two hours, good cholesterol drops 20 percent.
  • Standing burns 30% more calories than sitting.

Source: UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health

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