Sitting behind your desk all day could be killing you. No, really. According to the Center for Personalized Health Care at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, every hour spent sitting takes 22 minutes off your life. That’s a bit frightening, isn’t it? And, the World Health Organization cites inactivity as the fourth leading cause of death (that puts it ahead of obesity, but behind cancer). And, truly, no one wants to be a part of these statistics.
But check this out, standers burn 50 more calories per hour than sitters. That's 400 calories in an 8-hour-day or about a pound a week.
So get off your ass and start standing around at work. You’ve got plenty of research to back you in your decision – and plenty of desks and accessories to make it all possible. You can move right past the idea of stacking coffee tables on desks and get into the real thing. And, when you’re ready; add a treadmill to your setup – you’ll be fit, and your concentration will improve too.