This Simple Furniture Piece Can Dramatically Improve Your Health: Stand-Up Desks

Our bodies weren’t created to sit for long periods of time. Using a desk that has adjustable height can help improve your working situation. Stand up desks have become increasingly popular in the workplace as of late, and for good reason.

Looking to improve your health this year? It doesn’t always have to be hard. A subtle change in your habits can go a long way, both for you and your kids. One of them is standing more with one of the stand-up desks while doing computer work at home. According to health experts, spending all day in a seated position has a dramatic negative effect on your health. Because I experienced it myself, and so did many of my clients and friends I am a big fan of using one of the stand-up desks. In this post, I talk about some of the benefits of standing desks and how to pick the perfect standing desk that fits your style and budget.

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Health Benefits of Stand Up Desks. Lose Weight While Doing Computer Work

Dr. A. Levine’s book GET UP! describes how a chair-based lifestyle has a negative impact on health. His research shows that sitting for long periods of time leads to obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. The research also shows that stand-up desks neutralize back pain, increase core strength, improve heart health, and enhance your focus. Dr. Levine says, “Simply by standing, you burn three times as many calories as you do sitting. Muscle contractions, including the ones required for standing, seem to trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars. When you sit down, muscle contractions cease, and these processes stall.”

Harvard Medical School agrees- standing desks allow you to burn more calories than you would while sitting, and they can also help to reduce the risk of shoulder and back pain. Another perk: standing at your desk for ten minutes after meals helps to improve blood sugar levels (which boosts your energy level and promotes better metabolism)

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