We’ve Got Standing Desk Spring Fever! Do You?
by Kenny Rhoads
Winter is over and spring is finally here. If you’re like many of us, you may have put on a little extra weight during the cold winter months. But now that it’s spring and the dreaded bathing suit season is quickly approaching, you may be looking for ways to help whittle your waist and drop a few pounds. There’s no better time to get up and get moving. Now through April 20, 2014 you can get $50 off your order of our standing desk bases, both manual and electric, during our Spring Fever Sale.
Standing more throughout your day is proven to help you lose weight, increase your stamina and feel better! The simple act of standing instead of sitting will help you burn 20 to 50 more calories per hour, depending on your size. Although that may not seem like a lot in a 2,000-calorie day, making the standing adjustment for four hours each day can burn an extra 80 to 200 calories — helping you lose 8 to 20 pounds over the course of a year. Standing more often also contributes to an overall better sense of well-being and health.
Calories Burned Sitting
A 130-pound woman burns only 78 calories in an hour while sitting quietly. If you sit for eight hours of your day, that burns only 624 calories, which is less than what many people eat for dinner. In addition, a sedentary lifestyle contributes to obesity and health complications. Even dedicated gym-goers who put in their 30 minutes every day on the treadmill are at risk if they spend a majority of their waking hours sitting.
Calories Burned Standing
A 130-pound woman burns about 99 calories per hour standing quietly, which totals 792 calories over eight hours. Standing qualifies as non-exercise activity which encompasses those everyday activities that help burn calories, such as fidgeting, gesturing and shivering. Adding these types of activity creates a bigger calorie burn and assists in weight loss. Standing also leads to other movement, such as pacing while on the phone or walking to the copier. These small movements add up to more calories burned over the course of the day.
So order your height adjustable desk today through April 20 and get $50 off your base during our Spring Fever Sale 2014. Now that ought to put a ‘spring’ in your step!