Technology has gotten us down
Due to advances in technology we are spending more time sitting than ever. Our posture , our health, and how we feel in general are being affected. There are things we can do about it.
What we can do about it
We can learn how to move correctly in posture appointments and receive a menu of healthy movement exercises to do daily. We can purchase ergonomic products for your computer set up like a supportive chair and we can move our monitors to the correct position for proper neck alignment. Another choice that is growing in popularity is the option to stand at your desk for part of your day with a sit to stand desk or sit to stand that sits on your desk.
Sit To Stand
Showcased in the picture above is Humanscale's Sit to Stand Light. Positioned on your desk this is an affordable option when looking at sit to stand products. As a Humanscale dealer I can have this product delivered to your office or home office for you to demo to see how you like it and to see if you would like to invest in the long term solution to too much time sitting. I can also meet you at the local Denver Humanscale show room if you want to "test drive" this product or any other ergonomic product Humanscale offers.
HERE ARE SOME OF RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TOO MUCH TIME SPENT SITTING:
-In 150 years we are a society that has gone from standing or walking 90% of the time to one that sits for 60% or more of the time!
-Average American adults are sedentary for 7.7 hours a day!
-Increased risk for obesity-low physical activity at work is associated with obesity
-Increased risk for lower back pain-prolonged sitting may also increase the risk for herniated lumbar disks
-Increased risk for type 2 diabetes-sedentary lifestyles are associate with a higher risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis
IS STANDING THE SOLUTION?....YES!
-Reduced Pain- in a small study on back pain, workers who used sit to stand desks where 78% more likely to report a pain free day than people who sat at their regular workstations.
-Improved mood-research shows that our mood improves with having the option to stand
-Increased calorie burn
-Increased life expectancy
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE AWESOME HUMANSCALE VIDEO ON THE SITTING TO STANDING! It may change your life and contact me( Ashley Greninger) by email or phone ( 970-388-67892) so I can help you be pain-free and improve your health and wellness!