Sitting Disease

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Hot Topics: The Stand Up Desk, Sitting Disease, and Health in the Modern Office

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 […]
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The “Three C’s” of Sitting Disease

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 […]

Varidesk Review: Stop sitting and start standing while you work

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 […]
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Let’s Get Science-y About Sitting Disease

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 […]
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Feeling down? Try standing up against sitting disease!

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 […]

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide from Sitting Disease

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 […]

VARIDESK App and Personal Fitness Devices

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 […]
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Sitting Disease Is the New Smoking

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 – […]
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Sitting Disease in the News

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 […]

Going Beyond Exercise with VARIDESK

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 […]

Stand Up with VARIDESK for Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

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 […]
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VARIDESK – Making Your Stand

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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Sitting Disease Infographic Pt. Two

We are amazed at the amount of sitting disease infographic images that are becoming available. While trawling around online and talking to people about their thoughts & perceptions on sitting disease we occasionally happen across some great articles & visuals. This infographic was put together by and we thank them for putting together such as […]
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Sitting Disease Vs. Your Memory

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 […]
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Sitting Disease – Great Infographic

We came across this great infographic on laying out some of the complications that sitting disease is causing modern society. The issues caused by sitting too frequently during the day are becoming increasingly well documented, and the stats below start to quantify the threat that sitting disease has to your employees health and well-being. […]
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Sitting Disease – Why It’s Time To Make A Stand

Ask yourself, how many hours a day do you spend seated? Think about it – from your morning commute to work, to eight hours or more at the office, to watching TV in the evenings, people are spending more time seated than at any other time in history. And it’s killing us, whether we realize […]