Research shows that the average office worker spends over 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting each day at their desk, which has caused some people to say that, “Sitting is thenew smoking”. This phrase might be somewhat of an exaggeration, yet the negative impact on a worker’s health due to sitting the majority of the work day are very real. Based on the fact that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental in the long-term, people are wondering how can they be at work and remain fit? Fortunately, a variety of product solutions have been created that will help us work and keep fit. Propelled by LUMI’s professional R&D team, sit-stand desks can build movement in to our daily work life thus promoting an active way to keep you fit. Being at work and remain fit can be as easy as pushing a button.
A brief overview of current research on the harmful effects of prolonged sitting and the influence of sit-stand workstations.
Sitting too much, also known as sedentary behavior or prolonged sitting, has become one of the most discussed issues in the home and work office environments. With the emergence of globalization and the development of information technology in the last several decades, a lifestyle of physical inactivity which originated during the western industrial revolution and has gradually permeated throughout most of the world’s work environments.