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SmartMoves | Medical Facts

SmartMoves. The intelligent choice.

It all adds up.

The results of study after study show that too much sitting can have a detrimental impact on your overall health. Fortunately, the studies also suggest that a solution exists.

Standing for even part of the day at a SmartMoves desk counteracts many of the harmful effects associated with the sedentary realities of office life.


Dividing the work day evenly between sitting and standing has been shown to significantly reduce overall fatigue levels.1


Studies suggest a sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk for heart disease by up to 147%.2 Translation: More time standing leads to less heartbreak down the road.


Participants in one study reported a reduction in lower back pain by 32% when switching from seated to standing work positions in 30-minute intervals throughout the day.1


Participants in another study reported feeling a 54% reduction in upper back and neck discomfort during a four-week trial with adjustable desks.3

175 calories

Three hours spent standing at an adjustable desk burns approximately 175 more calories than sitting at a traditional workstation for the same amount of time.4


Burning 175 more calories by standing for 3 hours at an adjustable workstation adds up to 875 calories per 5-day work week, roughly equivalent to a 185-pound man running 6.3 miles or a 10-kilometer race at a 10-minute pace5.

12 pounds

It takes burning 3,500 calories to lose a pound of body weight6. By burning an extra 875 calories per work week by standing just three hours per day, you could lose almost 12 pounds in a year at work without moving from your desk.

Zero – Zilch – Nada

Studies show that standing to work results in zero losses in terms of worker efficiency7. In fact, by reducing pain and fatigue, one could reasonably argue that productivity will increase.

Increased productivity. A reduction in back and neck pain. Lower risk of serious health issues now and in the future. Significant potential for weight loss. It all adds up to one conclusion: When it comes to your health and well-being, a SmartMoves desk is the intelligent choice.









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  • 12-Feb-2019