Bones, like muscles, require regular movement to maintain strength – low-level activity helps improve your bone health.
Those who maintain regular bouts of activity reduce risk of cognitive decline by 50%.
When you’re moving, fat-burning enzymes stay activated, burning far more calories than when you’re sitting. It can add up over time.
Studies have linked prolonged sitting to a greater risk for colon, breast and endometrial cancers. Research has suggested that regular movement boosts natural antioxidants that kill cancer-causing free radicals.
Reducing sedentary time is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death due to heart attack.
Blood circulation is crucial to good health, but sitting can impede blood flow, affecting every system of the body.
As the rate of those affected with Type 2 diabetes continues to increase, breaking up sedentary time can aid in managing insulin levels and reducing that risk, as there is a significant correlation between excessive sitting and diabetes.
Research has found strong links between sedentary behavior and a variety of serious health problems, which increase the risk of early mortality.
Standing on the job promotes a greater mental awareness, which leads to far greater productivity and improved concentration. Low-level movement can also reduce pain and discomfort, allowing people to better focus.
Subtle movement – even standing – breaks up prolonged sitting and promotes higher HDL (“good” cholesterol) and lower LDL (“bad cholesterol”) which in turn can improve blood pressure and lower the risk of heart attack.
Alternating between sitting and standing increases the enzymes needed to metabolize food.
Standing (with proper posture!) puts the spine into a more naturally aligned position.