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Standing at work can lower your risk of weight gain and obesity
Standing for an afternoon has been shown to burn 170 more calories than an equal amount of sitting. Over time, this difference can have a major effect on your weight. By standing for just three hours a day we can get the equivalent health benefits of running approximately 10 marathons a year.
Using a standing desk can help to better regulate your blood sugars
Studies show that using a standing desk at work can lower blood sugar levels, especially after lunch.
A study involving 23 office workers found that alternating between standing and sitting every 30 minutes throughout the workday reduced blood sugar spikes by 11.1% on average (7).
The harmful effects of sitting after meals could help explain why excessive sedentary time is linked to a whopping 112% greater risk of type 2 diabetes (2).
Standing may lower your risk of heart disease
A study found that bus conductors who stood all day had half the risk of heart disease-related deaths as their colleagues in the driver’s seats (8).
Alternating between sitting and standing can help combat low back pain in the workplace
Additionally, removal of the sit-stand desks reversed some of those improvements within a 2-week period.
Can Standing desks have a positive influence on overall well-being?
In one 7-week study, participants using standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who remained seated the entire work day (13).
Additionally, 87% of those using standing desks reported increased vigor and energy throughout the day.
Upon returning to their old desks, overall moods reverted to their original levels.
A common concern about standing desks is that they hinder daily tasks, such as typing.
In a study of 60 young office employees, using a standing desk for 4 hours each day had no impact on characters typed per minute or typing errors (15).
Considering that standing improves mood and energy as well, using a standing desk is more likely to boost productivity rather than hinder it (5).