Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Justin Urbas - The Health Benefits Of Using A Standing Desk At Work

The average office worker spends more than 5 hours each day sitting at their desk. Much of the research into the health issues caused by this trend have been spurred by James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. In the past, the solution has been to head to the gym after work but research has suggested that this isn’t enough to counter the negative effects of extended sitting.

The solution, then, is to incorporate standing desks into the workplace.

Reduced Risk of Obesity

Research has found that spending a portion of the day standing instead of sitting can help you to burn more calories, allowing you to maintain your current weight or even lose weight. Finding excuses to get up – such as going to a coworker’s office instead of emailing them, or making trips to the printer as you go – can also help with this.

Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Some studies have found that extended periods of time is correlated with reduced effectiveness in regulating levels of glucose in the bloodstream. This is known as metabolic syndrome, which dramatically increases your chances of developed type 2 diabetes. By standing for part of the day, you can help to reduce fasting blood glucose levels.

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