Heart disease is a major problem in the US and the number one killer of both men and women. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. According to the Center for Disease Control, about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 3 deaths or 2,200 deaths per day!
The numbers are certainly scary, but there is good news—heart disease is preventable and controllable. Through a healthy diet and exercise plan, heart health is within your reach! So how can you get started on your road to heart health? It’s easy! Just stand up!
Physical inactivity, most commonly sitting, contributes to numerous physical and mental health problems and is responsible for an estimated 200,000 deaths per year. Periodically standing during the day can significantly decrease health risks for both heart disease and cancers.
So how does a busy professional get up and get healthy? Dump your old desk and get a height adjustable desk. Height adjustable desks allow you to raise and lower your work surface throughout the day, allowing you to sit or stand while working. Research has shown numerous health benefits associated with standing for as few as fifteen minutes for every hour spent on the job. Standing desks help to burn more calories, increase circulation, and improve productivity and alertness. Standing for 6 hours a day burns more than 1,000 calories!
For more information about converting your workspace to a heart-healthy height adjustable desk, click here!