Sitting disease | Research from VARIDESK™
Sitting Disease came to the attention of the medical community back in 2010 as multiple studies were published by major medical organizations about the dangers of too much sitting.
Leading scientists at bodies such as the Mayo clinic published their research findings regarding prolonged sitting during the work day, and the results were grim – hence, the term “sitting disease.”
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For more information on the research and issues surrounding sitting disease, please read through the articles below.
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It’s hard to keep up with all that’s being written lately about stand up desks, sitting disease, and making the modern workplace healthier. So here’s a brief roundup of some good reads that we highly recommend. Sitting disease is so 2013. All the kewl kidz now have “Silicon Valley Syndrome”. According to a study conducted [...]
Cankles, confusion, and constipation - these dreaded “three c’s” are just a few of the unpleasant side effects of sitting disease. That’s according to this latest article in the UK Daily Mail that covers some of the latest research on sitting disease and its symptoms. So, let’s start with cankles, shall we? (I’m really hoping [...]
Dai Manuel is the super-fit guy behind the "Moose is Loose" health and fitness blog and a newly minted VARIDESK fan! We're so thrilled he likes our product because if a health guru like Dai is in our corner, we know we're doing something right. Not only will he make you want to get a [...]
The next time a skeptic asks you if sitting disease is “really a thing” or when you’re trying to convince a friend to adopt a less sedentary lifestyle, you’ll want to be armed with some cold, hard facts. Hello, Science! In this post, we’re going to focus specifically on just one of the many dangers [...]
We all know by now that too much sitting is bad for your ticker, your waistline, … oh, let’s face it, just about everything. But, if you’ve ever felt moody, irritable, and fatigued at the end of the workday (and who hasn’t?), you’ll be less than surprised to hear that excessive sitting also has negative [...]
If you’re a runner, congratulations – you have a lot more discipline than me and you’re probably in great shape. So, no need to worry about sitting disease, right? Not so fast there, marathon man. Even though we’ve talked about this subject a lot on our blog, it’s pretty cool to see a bastion of [...]
Sitting Disease (aka “The cubicle killer”) is on everyone’s mind these days in both the business and tech worlds. Devices like Fitbit, Larklife, and Nike’s FuelBand are the latest must-have gadgets, and height adjustable desks are popping up (so to speak) in offices across the country. The national consensus seems to be: “It’s time to [...]
If you watch Mad Men, you know there was a time in this country when smoking was not only the norm – it was fashionable. Thanks to a decades-long public health and information campaign, most of us can’t imagine living in such a smoke-friendly society. The same kind of information offensive is now being launched [...]
No, that title is not the world’s worst slogan. NEAT refers to Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis – a term coined by researcher Dr. James Levine to refer to the energy expended for everything we do outside of sleeping, eating and deliberate exercise. Even the most routine daily activities – like fidgeting, typing or doing dishes – [...]
We couldn't agree more with this recent Fast Company article – it’s healthy to try to stand more at work, but when you have to sit down, do it right! We talk a lot about “sitting disease” on this blog, but this author uses the term “Sedentary Death Syndrome” and notes that it “was coined by the [...]
If you run 5 miles a day - good for you! Perhaps you bench press 200 pounds and sport a black belt in judo - well done! Maybe you bend and stretch your way to nirvana in a daily yoga practice – namaste! Unfortunately, if you spend most of your non-workout time sitting on your [...]
The month of May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, created by The National Association for Health & Fitness and ACTIVE Life. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments. This makes May the perfect time to [...]
You’ll probably hear us talking about sitting disease quite a bit on this blog. This time around, instead of focusing on the negative effects of sitting down too much, we’re going to look at some of the positives of standing up more, and how VARIDESK can help. This is our way of looking at the [...]
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