Sitting for hours has become part of our modern lifestyle. The problem is our bodies aren’t designed to sit for hours. Our bodies are built for standing. During most of the last 2,000 years, we foraged for food, we tended crops, and we hunted – spending almost all of our time standing. Now we work at computers for hours on end, we watch TV; we drive or ride in vehicles and web surf, all while sitting on our rear ends. When sitting the electrical activity in your legs shuts off and the enzyme known as Lipase that helps break down the fat in your blood drops by 90%. Fat is left to re-circulate in the bloodstream. Fat accumulates in your heart, liver, brain and other organs. More than 47 million adults in the United States have metabolic syndrome. 25.8 million people are struggling with diabetes.
Evidence suggests that the negative effects of extended sitting can’t be countered by brief bouts of strenuous exercise. Instead they have discovered that once you’re up, you do tend to move. The answer is incorporating standing, pacing and other forms of activity into your normal day—and standing at your desk for part of it is the easiest way of doing so.Benefits of standing desks are: Reduced Risk of Obesity, Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Reduced Risk of Cancer & Lower Long-Term Mortality Risk. Read more here
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