Sitting Disease Vs. Your Memory

Stand up against sitting disease.By now you’ve probably heard us talking about the dreaded ‘sitting disease’ and how it can negatively affect your health.

It can increase your risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and premature death. Did you know that sitting down can also have an impact on your memory? It was news to us as well, so we felt he had to share it with you.

Our featured article this week − “Your Desk is Making You Stupid” – takes a look a memory studies by Sabine Schaefer, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • “The headline finding was that the working memory performance of both age groups improved when walking at their chosen speed compared with when sitting…”
  • “Walking increases your resources of energy, which you can then invest in thinking.”
  • “Of course, not every mental activity can or should be performed while walking, but this new research reinforces…being too tightly chained to our desks is bad for our minds as well as our physical health.”

Clearly, sitting disease is no laughing matter, and the scope of how it can affect us is only just coming to light. Of course, the best way to fight it is to stand up more during the day.

A tool to help you in this effort is our VARIDESK adjustable height desk. It’s simple to use, affordable and allows you to work sitting or standing with ease. Check our website to find the VARIDESK that’s right for you!

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