Improve Overall Health
According to the CDC, building simple physical activity throughout a person’s work day is a reasonable strategy to improve overall health.1
Reduce Risk of Obesity
The Mayo Clinic conducted a study on a group of office workers concluding that lean people spend at least two hours more each day moving around during the course of their work day. This extra motion by lean people is enough to burn about 350 extra calories a day, which could add up to 10 to 30 pounds a year for their non-moving colleagues.2
Reduce Cancer Risk
The American Institute for Cancer Research supports a growing body of research indicating that prolonged sitting has lethal consequences, including an increased risk for breast and colon cancer, regardless of how active people are the rest of the day.3
A study in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that individuals will increase their life expectancy by two years by reducing sitting time from the standard 6 hours to just three hours per day.4
To improve posture and reduce eye strain, make sure your head and neck are as straight as possible when viewing your monitor.5 This keeps you from hunching over or slouching as you tap away on your keyboard, while standing will also improve your core strength, leading to better overall posture.