Stand Up to Type 2 Diabetes

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day is usually on the fourth Tuesday of March, which is called to raise the awareness of taking the Diabetes Risk Test. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are currently 30 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes [1]. Among them, there are over 23% of the people who are not aware of having this disease.

There are many causes of diabetes, including genetics, ages, diets, and sedentary lifestyle. As you may hear the saying “sitting is the new smoking”, which means that prolonged sitting or physical inactivity has been associated with an elevated risk of chronic health problems, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Sedentary behavior may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes, but the reason has been known yet. According to research [2], sitting time of over 8 hours a day was associated with a 17% higher risk of developing diabetes compared with sitting less than 4 hours a day, adjusted for age, sex and education.

One solution for those with sedentary jobs is to be more active and sit less.

As modern office workers, we spend most of our waking hours sitting, no matter working at a desk or driving. However, as you know, it has a negative impact on our health. So, have you ever thought about changing to another way of working, a way that allows people to raise the desk to the standing position while working?

In recent years, more and more companies are bringing in sit-stand desks to the workplace as a company benefit, which allow users to alternate between sitting and standing easily. While, the movement of shifting working postures can help employees increase the standing time while at work, become more active, and reduce stress.

Although there is no total cure for type 2 diabetes, it’s possible for us to reverse it through diet and the way of your lifestyle changes. So don’t wait, take the diabetes test, and with just a few changes and movements, you could save your and other people’s lives.

LUMI is a professional Chinese supplier and manufacturer of ergonomic office and home mounting solutions, providing products like sit-stand desks, sit-stand workstations, monitor arms, TV mounts, TV stands, and other pro-av mounting solutions. If you have any questions about our products and serves, please feel free to contact us.