Sitting is the new Smoking – Why I have a Stand Up Desk

My STand Up DeskI recently heard a new phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” Where did this phrase come from, and what does it mean?

Marc Hamilton, a leading researcher on inactivity physiology, suggests that sitting is “the new smoking.” James Levine, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and researcher, says obese people sit on average two-and-a-half hours more every day than thinner people.

When you sit for long periods of time, your body goes into “storage mode”. We move 90 percent less than our ancestors did 100 years ago. Sitting in front of the TV isn’t the only health concern. Any prolonged sitting, such as behind a desk or behind the wheel, can be harmful.

I wanted to share the  ergonomic stand up workstation I use. I love that it is adjustable so I can sit or stand and it was easy to assemble (very important) and easy to adjust from the sitting to standing position and visa versa. I discovered them at the National Wellness Conference and knew I needed one.

Carrie Schmitz WORK FIT TThought I would share the one I have and maybe you can explore one that meets your needs. By the way I do not get any compensation from sharing this. This is part of my overall wellness plan and I always like to share what I am doing.

Ergotron website: http://www.ergotron.com/

WorkFit line: http://www.ergotron.com/Products/Workstations/StandUpDesks/tabid/803/Default.aspx

My one is the WorkFit-T

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