Have an Active Working Life
Have an Active Working Life – Spend less time sitting down
Many of us would claim we lead a healthy and active lifestyle. From regular gym sessions and sporting activities, to scrutinising the ingredients in our favourite foods. It seems there is a growing awareness of the importance of being fit and healthy. However, the minute we walk in to work we sit down at our desk, start working, and rarely move for the vast majority of the day without questioning the impacts of sitting all day.
Sitting is a part of everyday life. We are all sitting longer than we should, whether it’s sitting in the car on the way to work, sitting for the entire day whilst at work followed by more hours of sitting when we get home. That is a lot of sitting, but unfortunately some people are unaware of the health risks linked to a sedentary lifestyle.
Having a sedentary lifestyle can have serious health implications as sitting is not just bad for your back; it affects your breathing, digestion and every aspect of your health, along with your brain engagement and focus.
Many health experts are calling it the ‘new smoking’ in terms of health implications, after citing it as a major cause of rising obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It’s then no surprise that research shows one hour of daily gym- time is easily off set by over seven hours sat at a computer screen
The benefits of standing at work
- Kick start your metabolism
- Burn extra calories
- Improved blood circulation
- Improved posture
- Better breathing and oxygen flow to the brain
- Engage key muscle groups
- Improve concentration and collaboration
- Proven to reduce stress
What’s the Solution?
Although prolonged sitting can be extremely damaging for your health, just standing instead is not a complete solution. Standing over a prolonged period can be harmful to your back and lower limbs, with aching feet and swollen legs being just two of the most common complaints. Getting the right balance of sitting and standing is essential.
The best solution of all for desk workers is to use a Sit-Stand Workstation or Sit-Stand Work Platform which enables you to experience a healthy cycle of motion – effortlessly. Add a supportive and fully functioning office chair and you have the answer – All available quickly from OfficefurnitureGB.