By Elyse N. Ryan April 23, 2012 9:02 a.m.
When I first started standing at work, it was because I wanted to burn more calories throughout the day but it wasn’t until I read an article that revealed the deadly effects of sitting all day at work that I really felt motivated to stand at work.
In an article on Mashable.com, an infographic showed the results of a study published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal that found 54% of men and women who sit most of the day over 13 years were at a higher risk of heart attack.
The infographic goes on to show that sitting at work can increase your risk of death by 40%. So why are most people with desk jobs still parking themselves in the chair of death? Excuses I have heard among my peers vary from,
“I don’t have a standup desk,” or “My back hurts when I stand for too long.”
For those of you who have yet to conquer your list of excuses, here are a couple tips:
*Use the supplies around you…
I have been using recycled copy paper boxes for years. Eventually I’m sure I will get a real Standup Desk but for now this will work for me and for you as well.