Standing is the New Sitting
March 27, 2015
In January 2015, according to Public Health England it was calculated that British people sit on average for 8.9 hours each day with 70% of sitting time at work.
In recent years a variety of international research has produced compelling evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours a day can lead to a number of problems such as reduced calorie burning, increased insulin and blood pressure, enzymes responsible for burning harmful body fats shutting down and even leg muscles to simply switch off. Irrespective of your size, shape or level of physical fitness these issues can eventually lead to increased risk of more long term problems such as heart disease, diabetes, back ache, muscles degeneration and depression.
Fortunately there are now a variety solutions which can aid in preventing such problems from happening. It is recommended sitting at your desk should be regularly broken up for even as short as two minutes, 3 times per hour.
In Scandinavia 90% of office workers have the choice of using sit-stand desks compared to less than 1% here in the Great Britain. Scandinavian countries have become the most highly developed nations, culturally superior to the rest of the world. Perhaps its time we followed their influence here in Britain.
Go-Desk Master Height Adjustable Desk, Gubi
More information about a number of height adjustable workstations by both Gubi and Holmris are available on our website or alternatively you could come into our London showroom to view the products.