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Achieving A Balanced Sit-Stand Working Regime

The following articles are just a few of the many that have been published which highlight the dangers of prolonged seating.

In summary, sitting for six hours a day can make it up to 40% likelier that you will die within 15 years than someone who sits less than three hours per day. (1)

The negative impacts on your body during periods of extended sitting are many and varied including a reduction in good cholesterol, reduced electrical activity in leg muscles, poor digestion leading to obesity and increased postural issues.

It is clear that the lay-out of the modern office needs to facilitate an easy capability for users to achieve a balanced sit-stand working regime.

Here are four important facts to remember as to why the above is the case:

 

  • Movement increases your metabolism
  • Movement burns more calories; Sitting = 110 calories / Hour Standing = 147 calories / Hour
  • Happiness lengthens life
  • Prolonged sitting increases chances of developing chronic disease

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REFERENCES

(1) This statistic is drawn from the wide selection of articles reviewed from various media sources and

Included with this Training Manual

(a) DIABETES, VOL 56, NOV. 2007

(b) SCIENCE DAILY, JUNE 1, 2008

(c) SCIENCE DAILY – REPORTS VARIOUS

(d) ‘RESEARCH INTO THE SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR OF AUSTRALIA’S WORKING POPULATION’ – Professor

David Dunston

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