Standing for three hours a day for five days burns approximately 750 calories. Over the course of a year that adds up to about 30,000 extra calories burned, or around 8lbs of fat.
Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Leading manufacturer of carefully crafted stand up desks, Amish Country Furniture's Stand Up Desks, shares benefits of standing while working. A recent article from BBC published in October 2013 details the numerous health benefits of standing for the majority of day as opposed to sitting. One of the leading advantages of standing is the drastic increase in the average number of calories burned.
The average person spends about 19 hours per day being sedentary. Those who opt for standing desks at work can cut that number down by as much as 10 hours depending on work schedules. Opting for a standing desk burns considerably more pounds of fat than sitting. Standing for three hours a day for five days burns approximately 750 calories. Over the course of a year that adds up to about 30,000 extra calories burned, or around 8lbs of fat. Subjects in the study were encourage to wear heart rate monitors or accelerometers to record how much more they were moving while standing as opposed to their usual office routine of sitting for the majority of the day.
According to BBC, prolonged sitting is also linked to problems with blood glucose control and reduction in the activity of an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase, which breaks down blood fats to fuel muscles. If this enzyme is not functioning properly the body is subject to increased risks of heart disease.
While standing at work may not be possible for all, a quick walk around the office, walking over to talk to a colleague instead of emailing or standing while talking on the phone are all ways to keep the body active and avoid lengthy periods of being sedentary.
The benefits of standing desks also go beyond health. Many believe standing desks spur creativity and productivity. Creative greats such as Ernest Hemingway are known to have used standing tables. Leading manufacturer of carefully crafted stand up desks, Stand Up Desks encourages employers to start thinking progressively and take a stand for employee health by making standing desks a norm in the modern workplace.
About Amish Country Furniture Sales’ Stand Up Desks:
Since 1984 Amish Country Furniture Sales has manufactured the finest quality solid wood stand up desks for those seeking relief from injury. Amish Country Furniture Sales prides itself on its exquisite craftsmanship and extremely affordable costs. Amish Country Furniture Sales which started with three basic designs and one workshop has blossomed into a company with over thirty six designs and five workshops, constantly growing with new ideas in which every desk is 100% Amish made in Ohio. Thanks to quality wood and the hard work of Amish Country Furniture Sales’ Amish workers, leather smiths, and finishers every desk is backed by a materials and workmanship Lifetime Warranty, shipped worldwide.