More than 78 percent of Americans made New Year’s Resolutions this year. And, as everyone who’s ever made a resolution knows, they are much easier to make than keep – especially when it comes to exercise. More gym memberships are purchased in the month of January than at any other time of the year. Most quit within two weeks. Of those who keep going, nearly half are long gone by June.
So what’s a resolution breaker to do? The answer is simple. Stand up! By standing a few hours more each day you can increase your energy and stamina, improve your health and longevity while you decrease your risks of many cancers, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Research proves that the benefits of standing a few more hours each day can equal the health benefits received from quitting smoking or even running marathons.
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology focused on the effects of sitting on the health of more than 120,000 people for more than 13 years. For men, those who sat more than six hours a day were 48 percent more likely to die than those who sat fewer than three hours a day. For women, the likelihood of death was an incredible 94 percent higher!
So how much time do you spend sitting? 86 percent of Americans sit all day at their jobs. Add in the time you spend sitting down while watching TV, driving and eating and the number increases rapidly.
What’s the solution? Many companies are giving their employees the option of working at a height adjustable sit stand desk.
The impact of height adjustable desks can be astounding. Some of the science is obvious: When you sit, you burn far fewer calories than when you do just about anything else but sleep. Even if you stand stock-still, standing burns about 50 more calories per hour than sitting in front of your computer.
For anyone hoping to improve their health in 2015, committing to spend more time standing is a New Year’s resolution too effective — and too easy — to pass up! For more information about height adjustable desks, visit our website at www.MultiTable.com.