Height Adjustable or Sit-Stand Desks, are wise investments for any person who spends more than a couple hours at a computer every day.
Prolonged durations of sitting have been shown to reduce productivity and increase health related work absences. Sit-Stand Offices are becoming more and more popular amongst younger and more health conscious executives.
A wave of new research indicates that sitting all day is actively damaging your health. By forcing a body designed for movement to hold a crushingly immobile position, sitting strains muscles, slows your metabolism, increases your risk of heart disease, and even shortens your life span. “Sitting is a health hazard similar to smoking,” says Marc Hamilton, PhD, a microbiologist at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Worse yet, experts say that 60 to 90 minutes of daily exercise may not counteract the effects of sitting all day. In fact, Hamilton says, the biochemical reactions slowed by sitting are completely different from the ones that are activated by your daily workout. The biggest difference between thin and fat people is not how much they eat or exercise, but how much they sit, according to James Levine, MD, an obesity researcher at the Mayo Clinic.
Prolonged sitting is now increasingly regarded as the “silent killer” – also referred to as “Sitting Disease”. According to a Study published in 2010 by the American Cancer Society Study in the American Journal of Epidemiology they found that:
- Women who sat over 6 hours per day were 37% more likely to die sooner when compared to women who sat for 3 hours per day.
- Men who sat over 6 hours per day were 18% more likely to die sooner than their standing counterparts.
- Women were 94% and Men 48% more likely to die sooner compared with those who reported sitting the least and being most active.
This study linked prolonged sitting to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and a shorter lifespan. A truly frightening prospect – if not addressed by both Employers and Employees!
In most studies, the common message is that physical activity does not counteract the Negative effects of prolonged sitting.
According to Dr. Marc Hamilton – “Sitting too much is not the same as exercising too little. They do completely different things to the body.” In other words, exercising more will not counteract the problems caused by sitting too much.
The simplest non-exercise activity intervention you can do for yourself is to stand up. Getting out of your chair is like a wake-up call for your body!
CA Office Design helps to improve the working conditions for employees. An effective ergonomics program will lower company’s OSHA lost time and restricted day injury rates.
By providing Improved Space Planning and Ergonomic Office & Cubicle Designs (including Height Adjustable Ergonomic Sit & Standing Desk Options) in Southern California including Irvine, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Torrance, Cypress, Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla, Del Mar; Ontario, Riverside and San Bernardino; your company can also improve working conditions.
Our range of both Pneumatic and Electric Sit-Stand Ergonomic Height Adjustable Desk Options, are designed to promote healthy and ergonomic work environments that provide health-conscious workers with an opportunity to Sit or Stand throughout the work day.
Hereby a number of Height Adjustable desk and desktop options that we offer. However, virtually any Desk Combination can be converted into a Sit-Stand Option. Feel free to contact us for more details.