Recently, standing desks have become extremely popular. You see them advertised everywhere, and many offices are switching over to allowing their employees to have standing desks. These desks have several benefits including health benefits, and productivity benefits.
Health Problems That Come With Sitting At A Desk
If you sit at a desk every day, you run the risk of having several different ailments. First and foremost, you run the risk of developing blood clots in your legs or elsewhere because you are not moving around. Having a sedentary lifestyle can lead to health issues like obesity, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and more. By standing up at a desk, you alleviate these risks, and you are able to burn more calories.
When you sit at a desk, your metabolic rate falls. You will probably burn less than 1 calorie a minute. All of the kinetic activity in your legs stops, and the fat burning will fall at least 90%. There are studies that have shown that sitting at your desk all day, is riskier than smoking. In fact, sitting more than 6 hours a day can make you 40% more likely to die within 15 years.
Having an Office Gym
Installing a standing desk in your office will allow you to burn over 30,000 calories. If you cannot use it for the entire time, just use it for three hours a day. This will have great benefits for your body, and help to improve your overall health. While you might not be able to get to the gym every day, standing while you work will help you to burn calories, and help to keep your body going strong. When your kinetic system is working great, you will be able to increase your weight loss goals, simply while standing when working.
When you sit, the circulation to your body is starved. Your brain, and other vital organs are not getting sufficient supplies of vital nutrients, blood, and oxygen. This can make you feel sluggish and less productive. Your body needs to work in sync in order for you to be in the best shape you can be to work each day. By standing up, you are able to have optimal blood and oxygen flow throughout your body, this helps to not only improve your health, but to improve your productivity as well. There have been studies that have shown that productivity has increased drastically, simply by introducing standing desks.
Stand up desks will continue to increase in popularity due to their great health benefits. Instead of people sitting all day, they can stand, increase their health, burn off calories, and be productive at their jobs.