Sitting too long can take a toll on joints and muscles. Termed 'Sitting Disease' the Winston Workstation takes care of terrible aches and pains with its versatility to either sit or stand!
More than Just a Trend: Standing and Your Health
Have you seen the news lately? Standing while working is the latest trend to hit workplace wellness initiatives. While spending less time seated is actually a historic concept used by many legendary thinkers, the revelation of "sitting disease" is putting standing back in the forefront of sedentary workers everywhere. Sitting disease is an all-inclusive term that is used to describe the negative health consequences that happen as a result of too much sitting throughout the day. One way to reverse the damage of sitting is to make lifestyle changes in the office, such as investing in a sit/stand desk like the new Winston Workstation from Innovative Office Products.
Sitting Disease is an all-inclusive term that is used to describe the negative health consequences that happen as a result of too much sitting throughout the day.
A Dangerous Habit
From sitting eight hours or more a day at work to sitting at home, many Americans are spending a significant amount of time in a sedentary position, resulting in serious side effects. Studies from institutions and industry publications like the Mayo Clinic, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and the Journal of Physical Activity and Health have come forward outlining the risks of spending too many hours every day seated. Excessive sitting is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including:
- Obesity (Americans are burning 120-140 less calories a day than they did 50 years ago)
- Cancer (increased by 66%)
- Diabetes (increased by 112%)
- Heart attack (increased by 54%)
- There's often a higher risk of mortality from all causes (increased by 49%)
There’s a big difference between exercising too little and sitting too much…
It has also been revealed that exercise outside of your work day might not necessarily lessen your risk of these major health issues. According to Time magazine, "[W]hile exercise is critical, it alone can't make up for the ills of idleness. New research shows there's a big difference between exercising too little and sitting too much, that's because a standing body uses energy altogether differently from a sedentary body - and also from an exercise one."
Stand and Take Control of Your health
Increasing the amount of standing in your day - even just three hours per day - can offer you the same health benefits as running 10 marathons a year and can extend your life by two years. Standing more also counters all the health concerns too much sitting can bring, including reducing the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Standing more also counters all the health concerns too much sitting can bring...
An effective way to stop the health problems associated with sitting for long periods of time is to invest in a freestanding sit/stand workstation. Winston Workstation, Innovative's new sit/stand workstation, has a freestanding base that instantly turns your current desk into a healthy workspace. With a push of a button, users enjoy seamless height adjustment and a locking cylinder to keep the workstation in place. No manual adjustment required. Winston Workstation was engineered for stability allowing for the benefits of standing while working without the distraction of unwanted movement. The workstation also features a large natural wood surface and convenient storage tray, so users can bring all their necessities with them when they go from sitting to standing.
With the Winston Workstation, employees can take advantage of standing throughout their day without major interruption to their workflow, helping to make them healthier and more productive.
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