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Let a SmartMoves adjustable desk help you redefine what it means to work a desk job. Your life may depend on it.
Research shows that too much sitting increases the risk for a number of troubling health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Here’s the good news. Research also suggests that even low-impact activities – standing at a SmartMoves desk, for example – can do much to counteract the negative effects of too much sitting and can lead to many positive outcomes.
Greater Life Expectancy
Studies show that reducing total sitting time to less than three hours per day may extend life expectancy measurably.1
Lower Body Fat
A reduction in time spent sitting by about one hour during the average work day could lower body fat percentage by more than 0.5% in one month.2 That adds up!
Reduced Cancer Risk
Research suggests a lack of physical activity puts you at a higher risk for certain types of cancer, including breast and colon cancer. “The longer you sit, the higher the risk” is how one doctor puts it.3
More Active Lifestyle
A concerted effort to sit less may result in a more active lifestyle overall.1 A more active lifestyle, in turn, can lead to a range of benefits, from weight loss to improved cardiovascular health and more.
Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Even low-impact activities like standing help facilitate the breakdown of fats and sugars in the body. Sit for too long and the breakdown slows, putting you at greater risk of Type 2 Diabetes and other issues while endangering your health in general. 4
Less Physical Discomfort
People using adjustable desks for just one month experienced a marked reduction in back and neck pain.5
Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Too much sitting leads to higher blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, studies show.6 Sit less and the risk goes down. It’s that simple.
Stronger Body, Better You
Standing is great exercise.7 The more you stand the more you work the muscles in your legs, abdomen and backside. Stand for your health. Stand for a better you!
SmartMoves. The intelligent choice for your next adjustable desk.
4 http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2017/nov-dec/the-surprising-effects-of-too.html 5https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23057991