You’ve read the scary headlines:
“Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise” -- CNN, January 21, 2015
“Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health” -- L.A. Times, January 19, 2015
You’ll find more of the same if you search within The Mayo Clinic, The NY Times, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.
To date, 47 medical research studies have linked sitting all day to increased risk of:
- Heart attack
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cancer, especially colon cancer
- An early death by all causes
The World Health Organization tells us that physical inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for death. Sitting for 8 to 12 hours per day increases your risk for type 2 diabetes by – are you sitting down? – 90%!
Every year we pay more for our health insurance and ask ourselves, “Why is this happening?”
Well, it’s time to put your foot down. Actually, both of them.
At RightHeight believe in making it affordable for desk-based workers to alternate sitting and standing at their desk, in order to spare them from the ravages of what the scientific community calls “Sitting Disease.”
Thousands of people who work at height-adjustable desks have become evangelists for the sit-stand movement because they have seen the change in themselves. They've burned calories, slimmed their waistlines, and missed fewer days of work.
Are your competitors using height-adjustable desks to battle absenteeism and keep their employees engaged and productive?
We're proud of The LifeDesk™, it's quality, and it's affordability. We believe when more workers stand and sit alternatively during their day, America will become healthier, employer health insurance costs will drop to acceptable levels, and fewer people will miss work due to illness and injury.
We love it when everybody wins.
Manufacturer of "StableRise", a revolutionary ergonomic table designed specifically for clinicians to work with electronic medical records while saving physical space in the exam room and maintaining eye contact with their patients. Combines height-adjustable ergonomics with a patient-facing experience at the point of care.
Manufacturer of the "LifeDesk", the electric, height adjustable, sit-to-stand desk designed to keep workers healthier, and more engaged, at their desks.
Articles by Brian Carmody
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