In 2012 alone, 1,300 peer-reviewed studies were published linking sedentariness with heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other negative health effects.
Standing Desk Health Benefits
Millions of sedentary workers who were sentenced to the chair are now experiencing standing desk health benefits and the adoption rate is only increasing every day. Standing desks and treadmill desks make you healthier first and foremost simply by curbing your sedentary lifestyle. With the average American now spending 9.3 hours sitting each day, the incidence of metabolic syndrome (diabetes), certain cancers, and all sorts of other health problems continues to increase every year.
That’s just the beginning. A host of health benefits comes from using the office fitness equipment we feature and review on this site. In fact, each product category (e.g., treadmill desks, desk cycles, etc.) keeps you active and healthy in unique ways.
Monitor arms help you avoid slouching forward, which can lead to neck, shoulder and back pain by reducing how much you crane your neck forward and glance downward.
Anti-fatigue mats help you take advantage of your active workstation by standing for longer during the day (find more information about how anti-fatigue mats help alleviate discomfort here).
Ergonomic keyboard trays help you avoid wrist issues by getting your typing surface lower and overcoming the innate inadequacy of desks, allowing you to type in a way that’s more neutral for your upper body. The list goes on and on.
Want to learn more about which products address your health concerns and how to tap into all of the standing desk health benefits? Want to set up the most pain-free and productivity-boosting active workstation? We’ve got you covered. Check out our advice articles (broken down by product category below) so you can evaluate which products are ideal for your office fitness goals. You should also sign up for our free newsletter to keep updated with the latest product reviews, tips, tricks and industry developments.
The ergodynamics of typing while on a treadmill desk are a wholly different experience than typing while sitting at a desk.
“Should I use a walking desk or a stand up desk more? By how much?” We get asked this question all the time. Read on to find the answer!
It is best to stretch before mounting the treadmill, to take frequent stretch breaks and stretch at the end of every session.
Walking at speeds above 2 mph on a treadmill desk is not recommended because the goal is to raise the basal metabolic rate (BMR), without exercising.
If you're trying to lose weight using a treadmill desk, these tips are essential for you to get the most bang for your buck.
It seems virtually guaranteed that ever six months or so some university will publish a study negating some aspect of the benefits of treadmill desk usage.
Find out how a treadmill or standing desk can help sufferers of plantar fasciitis strengthen their muscles, move more, and break out of a sedentary life.
Not all fatal injuries come in a single blow, some take years to manifest but are equally deadly. Sedentary desk jobs may be the most dangerous!
Keep in mind that using a treadmill desk is the best way to combat sitting disease but it is not a substitute for getting aerobic exercise
Unless you already spend several hours a day walking, you will feel some new muscle pains if you overdo it. We provide our best treadmill desk walking tips.
Mayo Clinic: How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk?
The question of exactly how many more calories you can burn using a treadmill desk hasn’t been thoroughly understood, until now.
There is a mountain of research papers being published on the benefits on standing desks and treadmill desks. Following is just a small subset.
The best way to avoid a sedentary work life is to give ourselves viable alternatives to sitting that allow us to be productive at the same time.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is shockingly widespread. Some studies call it the century's largest office epidemic. And you've probably never heard of it.
Which Has Greater Impact on Relieving Foot Pain for Standing Workers – Special Shoes or Standing Mats?
We get this question from employers looking for ways to reduce foot pain, absenteeism and medical costs for employees who stand on their feet all day.
Knowing how the study of anthropometry, posture, repetitive motion, and workspace design affects the user is critical to proper ergonomic design.
Contrary to some marketer's claims, treadmill desks are not the easy ticket for dramatic weight loss but they do provide many other health benefits.
Your goal should be 5,000 steps (nominally) to 10,000 steps (optimally) for achieving and maintaining a sustainable level of fitness and stamina.
Varicose veins are among the most persistent bugbears of standing workers - something that every treadmill desker becomes the moment the belt stops moving. Most readers will recognize the term, and many have probably heard it before in relation to prolonged standing; however, few will know the specifics of this health issue and, more importantly, how to deal with it. Fear not, but igno…
The correlation between Type II diabetes and weight struggles is so direct that most people consider the words “obese” and “diabetic” to be synonymous.
The average American office worker’s BMI is far higher than the average Korean subject in this study, and we spend even more hours a day sitting.
People on a low-carb diets who find themselves restricted from intensive exercise and use a treadmill desk to keep healthy and toned while they diet.
This Georgetown University School of Nursing infographic shows how both sitting and standing for prolonged periods can be hazardous to your health.
So you’ve already installed standing desks or maybe even treadmill desks in your office—great first step. But you can't stop there.
The WorkWhileWalking staffers tasty drink of choice for optimal health, since we're all into treadmill desking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In an ABC News article, Dr. Marc Hamilton calls into question the efficacy of standing and treadmill desks. WorkWhileWalking responds in this blog post.
“Scared Sitless” promises on the cover that you will “work happier, lose weight, and live longer” with the information and advice offered in the book. The book largely fulfills these promises. The author refers to an impressive number of scientific research articles that show how his recommended “office fitness” practices can improve productivity and psychological well-being, burn calori…