Infographic: The Health Risks of Sitting All Day

Infographic: The Health Risks of Sitting All Day

Posted by Human Solution on Feb 25th 2015

You know who spends a lot of time thinking about health? Nurses! Maybe that's why the School of Nursing at Georgetown just published a fascinating blog post and infographic about the havok that inactivity can wreak on our bodies.

According to the infographic, there are more than 7.5 million jobs, in roles such as administrative assistant, IT professional, and ergonomics blogger, that require you to spend all day at your desk in front of a computer. And the vast majority of the people who do these jobs are sitting all day. Even going to gym isn't enough to combat inactivity on its own. Simply put, an hour of working out isn't enough to counteract that havoc that over 11 hours of sitting can wreak on your body. And the results aren't pretty, including a 40% increase in risk of death among adults who sit 11 hours or more per day. Such adults also see an 18% increase in risk of obesity, diabetes, or heart disease, and a 54% increase in the risk of a heart attack!

So standing more is an urgent necessity, but did you know there are also health risks associated with standing all day? If you look at workers in professions that keep them on their feet all day, like nurses or hairdressers, you see they have an increased risk of back pain, foot pain, and degeneration of the joints.

That's why, in order to combat the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle, you should think twice about that DIY standing desk made of stacked cardboard boxes and instead opt for the UPLIFT 900 Height-Adjustable Desk! With the UPLIFT 900, you can move from sitting to standing with the push of a button. By alternating your position several times throughout the day, you'll have an active, healthier work day without the negative health effects that come with either extreme. Best of all, despite being the best standing desk out there, the UPLIFT 900 is also quite inexpensive, with full desks starting at $699.

And if you're stuck in a job that requires you to stand all day? We've got help for you too! Active sitting options like the Humanscale Freedom Saddle Seat, the Muvman, or the Focal Mogo can give you an active sitting or perching option for a short rest while you're on the go. For more information, keep reading to see the whole infographic!

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