We’re talking about standing up while your work, at least standing up for a few hours every day. The evidence seems to keep mounting for how bad sitting all day is for your health, but now there is a little evidence that shows the benefits as well.
According to a British exercise scientist, Dr. John Buckley, as quoted in the British newspaper, The Daily Mail, staying on your feet an extra three hours daily would burn off eight pounds of fat each year.
Standing for three hours, Dr. Buckley notes, will burn 144 calories. It’s also good for your circulation. Sitting for long periods slows down your metabolic rate as well.
New adjustable desks and counter tops are being designed every day that allow you or your employees to spend part of the day standing while working. Workspace Solutions works with dozens of the best office furniture companies in the world, and can help you design a work space that can help workers gain health and productivity, while losing weight at the same time.