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Health Benefits

And Breath

 

INCREASED ACTIVITY

Using a stand-up desk such as Upstand has become a popular way to increase movement throughout the day and to avoid the potential risks of prolonged sitting and sedentary behaviour.

According to NSW Health "Sedentary behaviour such as prolonged sitting poses significant health risks. Australian workers spend approximately 76 percent of their time at work sitting, which equates to about 5 hours per day. A quarter of the population report that they sit for more than 8 hours per day."

Safework NSW

Watch this video to see ideas of how to incorporate standing more during your work day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl4xGDcmwEc&feature=youtu.be

Read more at https://safework.nsw.gov.au/hazards-a-z/sedentary-work

Interesting Articles

This "Stand Up for Your Health" article written by Harvard Medical School's Health website, discusses the benefits of moving more. An interesting read: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/stand-up-for-your-health

This article "Five Health Benefits of Standing Desks" written by Smithsonian.com was also an interesting read giving a nice easy to read overview of some of the major health benefits. See it here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/five-health-benefits-standing-desks-180950259

 

INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Stand-up desk workers 'less tired, more engaged' according to a recent BBC article.

"New research suggests that standing desks, which allow employees to alter their position during the day, may boost performance at work."

Read more at https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45819203