In 2012 alone, 1,300 peer-reviewed studies were published linking sedentariness with heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other negative health effects. Most sufferers of sitting disease also have poor ergonomic setups when they are at their computers.
Standing Desk Benefits
One of the most common questions we get at WorkWhileWalking is “How much better is it to use a treadmill desk than just using a standing desk?” Both standing desks and walking desks are enjoying an explosion in popularity, especially in corporate America and SOHO (small office…
The question of exactly how many more calories you can burn hasn’t been thoroughly understood because existing calorimeter algorithms are all based on cardio heart rates, which are by definition well above NEAT range. Until now.
We know that “sitting disease” leads to metabolic syndrome and diabetes. And we also know, based on numerous scientific research studies, that sitting disease leads to an increased risk of cancer.
Using a standing desk or treadmill desk will increase your basal metabolic rate thus burn more calories than sitting still, but by how much?
So how did we get to this place in just the span of a few decades? Let’s look at what our parents and grandparents did differently than we do today. They walked more, drove less (if they drove at all). They gardened more, often for food, and prepared more of their own meals rathe…