If being stuck at your desk feels like slow death, you’re right.
Healthy Australian office workers who went from sitting to standing for most of the day, and added in walk breaks, after a year saw healthier blood pressure, lower total cholesterol and triglycerides (a type of fat in blood), and decreased body fat and waist circumference.
Consistency is key: Think of this as a lifestyle change. Get a standing desk, and set multiple reminders to take strolls around the block or to climb some stairs.
Of course, just because you have a standing desk doesn’t mean you won’t sit again. And when you do finally take a seat, there’s still a correct way to do it that can help impact your health for the better. Follow these simple tips to do it the right way.