Do you use a Stand-Up Desk? Many of us have opted for them to avoid sitting all day – since we learned that sitting is the new smoking. I bought a stand up desk several years ago but at the end of the work day I noticed my ankles were swollen and I didn’t feel energized, as I do when I get to move my body.
Now new research shows that standing all day may actually be worse for you than sitting! (1) When we are sedentary – standing or sitting – our hearts have to work harder to pump blood throughout our bodies. People who stand at work have been shown to have higher rates of clogged arteries, back pain, varicose veins and muscle cramps. It turns out that the key to alleviating sitting disease isn’t just standing, it’s moving!
Another suggested solution to counteract sitting all day is to set an alarm to remind you to get up and walk around for a couple of minutes every hour. Have you ever taken one of these breaks and then returned to your desk only to think, “Ok, now where was I?” It felt like I was interrupting my work flow, and would always take time to get back on track and fully refocus on the task I had left behind.
I invented FlyteBike™ because I didn’t want to have to choose between my wellness and my work. LifeBike® Portable Pedals is 3.5 pounds, folds flat and goes anywhere with you in its own bag. FlyteBiking burns calories, enhances cognition and increases your energy anywhere you sit – at your desk, at home, and even helps prevents blood clots on long flights.
To your health!
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(1) Smith, Peter, et al. “The Relationship Between Occupational Standing and Sitting and Incident Heart Disease Over a 12-Year Period in Ontario, Canada.” American Journal of Epidemiology, 2017.