Standing - the New Sitting in your Office in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County or Riverside!
A debate is taking shape among ergonomic experts and public health researchers about whether all office workers should be encouraged to stand - to save lives. In the meantime, Standing Offices are becoming more and more popular amongst younger and more health conscious executives.
A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that among 123,000 adults followed over 14 years, those who sat more than six hours a day were at least 18 percent more likely to die earlier than those who sat less than three hours a day.
According to Marc Hamilton, a leading researcher on inactivity physiology at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana "Every rock we turn over, when it comes to sitting, is stunning. Sitting is hazardous. It's dangerous. We are on the cusp of a major revolution about what we think of as healthy behavior in the workplace." He calls sitting "the new smoking."
Is this the "smoking gun" for the furniture industry?
Prolonged sitting is now increasingly regarded as the "silent killer" – also referred to as "Sitting Disease". According to a Study published in 2010 by the American Cancer Society Study in the American Journal of Epidemiology they found that:
- Women who sat over 6 hours per day were 37% more likely to die sooner when compared to women who sat for 3 hours per day.
- Men who sat over 6 hours per day were 18% more likely to die sooner than their standing counterparts.
- Women were 94% and Men 48% more likely to die sooner compared with those who reported sitting the least and being most active.
This study linked prolonged sitting to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and a shorter lifespan. A truly frightening prospect – if not addressed by both Employers and Employees!
In most studies, the common message is that physical activity does not counteract the Negative effects of prolonged sitting. According to University of Missouri-Columbia microbiologist Dr. Marc Hamilton - "Sitting too much is not the same as exercising too little. They do completely different things to the body". In other words, exercising more will not counteract the problems caused by sitting too much.
The simplest non-exercise activity intervention you can do for yourself is to stand up. Getting out of your chair is like a wake-up call for your body! Engaging in a combination of postures has many benefits:
- Strengthens leg, ankle and foot muscles
- Improves balance
- Mitigates formation of blood clots deep in the legs
- Squeezes valves in the leg veins, pushing blood upward toward the heart
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Improves alertness
- Encourages movement
- Discourages "mindless" snacking
- Allows deep breathing
- Increases good HDL cholesterol levels
- Decreases bad LDL cholesterol levels
- Promotes weight loss
- Is better for the back
- Is a natural posture for humans
- Is less fatiguing
By providing Improved Space Planning and Ergonomic Office Layout and Designs (including Sit and Standing Desk Options) in Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego, CA Office Furniture and Design helps to improve the working conditions for employees. An effective ergonomics program will lower company's OSHA lost time and restricted day injury rates.
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