The Sitting Disease
Why sitting can kill you
Sitting for more than four hours a day will take years off your life. Alarmist? Unfortunately, it’s true even if you exercise daily. See this article for the slightly scary details. There is getting to be an epidemic of articles about how sitting can kill you. The sitting disease is for real.
Fortunately, there is hope as sit-stand tables, desks and even keyboard trays are readily available. Some actions you can take that will help include:
Take a five minute break every hour for a restroom visit or a drink of water.
Stand up and stretch for a few moments every hour.
Stand up while you are involved in phone conversations or webinars.
Plan your workflow so you are in and out of the office some each day.
Leave the office for your lunch hour.
Walk to where you will eat and stand while eating at a tall table.
These steps and regular exercise and good diet with appropriate workplace furniture can help you get those years back. There are other benefits to a standup desk as well.
Products to help you avoid the sitting disease
Stand up desks and tables
Rift height-adjustable desk
Antenna standing height tables
Clarity height-adjustable tables
Levante height-adjustable tables
Sit-stand keyboard trays
Myriad dual-arm sit-stand keyboard tray
ESI’s dual-arm sit-stand keyboard tray
Sit-stand stool from healthCentric
Exam room stations
Align sit to stand medical cabinet
Align wall-mounted computer station
Versit mobile workstation
Other height-adjustable products
Height-adjustable tablet mount
Sapper monitor arms
Mosso Desk Lamp