Standing vs. Sitting and the Impact on Your Body and Your Health
Check out what NASA, the World Health Organization, the Harvard Business Review and others have to say about how standing at your desk is the easiest first step toward getting healthier!

“Standing for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, burns 8lbs of fat per year.”
Source: BBC News

Sitting & Premature Death

As compared to people who sit for less than 4 hours per day

Sitting more than 11 hours a day increases your risk of dying prematurely by 40%

Sitting 8-11 hours increases your risk by 15%

Source: Archives of Medicine
Graph showing increased risk of premature death based on hours per day sitting

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Stand For Your Heart Rate

Your heart beats 10 times per minute higher when standing. Over a year, that adds up to 30,000+ calories burned, or the equivalent of running 10 marathons.

Source: BBC News

Inactivity causes 5.3 million deaths per year

Source: BBC News

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Excessive Sitting

Sitting more than 9 hours a day is a lethal activity.
Each additional hour beyond that threshold cuts your life expectancy by 22 minutes. That’s equivalent to smoking 2 cigarettes.

Source: Circulation/University of Queensland/Huff Post

Reducing inactivity by increasing the time spent walking/standing every day is more effective than one hour of physical exercise.

Source: PLOS ONE

After 1 hour of sitting, the production of Lipoprotein Lipase, the enzyme that burns fat, decreases by as much as 90%

Source: Harvard Business Review

21-25% of breast and colon cancer and 27% of diabetes is caused by sitting

Source: World Health Organization

Take the easiest first step.

Standing more is a clinically proven way to improve your health. You don’t need to spend money on a gym membership you’ll barely use or follow some strict diet. By simply standing a few more hours a day at work, you’ll jump-start your path to a happier, healthier and more productive life. Isn’t it time you took the first step?

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