4 Reasons You Should Sit AND Stand While you Work!
Are you tired of being tired after work or even while still at work? Do you want to feel better about your job? If so, take a quick look at these 4 reasons why you should find a way to sit and stand while at work. It doesn't matter if you put a box on your desk to elevate your monitor and keyboard, or if you buy a full size adjustable desk, the goal is to get you up and moving while you work.
1. Recent studies have shown a link between sitting in a chair all day and cancer rates. "It's just one more reason to get up and walk," said Dr. Jay Brooks, chairman of hematology/oncology at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge "The message here is like everything in your life. People need to recognize that the things you do every day have consequences. And if you're in a job that does require sitting, that's fine, but any time you can expend energy is good. That's the key."
2. When you feel better physically, you tend to feel better about your work. Standing part of the day can increase circulation, focus and productivity.
3. To avoid health risks you need at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. By standing at an adjustable workstation part of the day, you have the opportunity to do squats and calf lifts while you are working.
4. The answer isn't to stand all day either. Hazards Magazine says "Individuals spending most of the day on their feet are at greater risk of health problems including varicose veins, poor circulation and swelling in the feet and legs, foot problems, joint damage, heart and circulatory problems and pregnancy difficulties."The bottom line: a combination of sitting and standing at your job will create a healthier happier YOU. Like most things in life, moderation is the key. Try alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day to discover the benefits!