Did you know that the Mayo Clinic found in a study of over 7,000 adults that men and women who spent half their day standing instead of sitting were 32 and 35 percent, respectively, less likely to be obese? That's something to think about if you sit for most of your day at a desk.
The same study also found that combining standing with exercise is the most optimal approach if you want to decrease your risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Do you have to worry about sitting too much if you exercise on a regular basis?
Well... it turns out the answer is yes.
A research study investigating the impact of sedentary behavior on U.S. adults that exercised regularly demonstrated that prolonged sitting will still overpower the positive benefits that can come from regular exercise.
While recognizing the problem is the first step, it is important to understand that you have a substantial amount of control over your life. What this means is that you have the ability to shape your lifestyle even if you work in a sedentary environment!
Standing and short walks throughout your work day, in addition to regular exercise, are a great start in controlling your health. Some tools that have proven to be useful at the Zero Gravity Tables corporate offices are smart watches and fitness trackers that can monitor the number of steps you take, hours you sleep, calories burned (some even do resting and active). Many of these devices also vibrate to remind you once an hour to stand up and walk around.
Sometimes it can feel like physical and mental health is out of our control - but it's not. With continuous technological advances, brands like Zero Gravity Tables are able to offer products that promote positive decision making in the areas of your life that you do have control over.