The Science Behind the Need to Stand
Sit-Stand. Trend or foe?
Why the research community treats sit-stand as friend more than trend
Numerous studies have reported that people spend up to 12 hours of their waking day seated, often for more than 30 minutes at a time. All of this sedentary behavior is associated with an increased risk of musculoskeletal issues, obesity, Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and early mortality. In fact, for the first time in history non-communicable diseases related to life-style choices are proving to be more lethal than infectious diseases, and because of this, research will continue globally, well into the future. Understanding the science behind the need to stand is necessary for any business looking to make a good business case for employee wellness.