People who sit for more than 8 hours a day, double their risk of developing heart disease compared to those who sit for less than 4 hours a day.
In one 7-week study, participants using standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who remained seated the entire work day. One study found that standing desks can lower feelings of stress and fatigue, while improving mood and energy levels.
Several studies show that standing desks can dramatically decrease chronic back pain caused by prolonged sitting.
Using active workstations such as a Leap desk will keep you productive, while also keeping you in shape.
This is not surprising given the strong association between sedentary time, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
A review of 18 studies found those who sit the most are at a 49% greater risk of dying early than those who sit the least. It’s estimated that reducing sitting time to 3 hours per day can raise the average life expectancy by two years.