Dr. Toni Yancey
Professor of Health Services, UCLA
Sitting for extended periods of time slows down blood and oxygen flow, and lowers the level of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood.
Research done by the University of Leicester, found that prolonged sitting doubled the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and that the risk wasn't eliminated for those people who took regular exercise.
Sitting is a low energy activity and it may be risky because it makes our bodies think we are in energy storage mode.
There is a "sitting crisis" in America and STANDUPLOSEWEIGHT.COM understands the importance of good health in the workplace.
At STANDUPLOSEWEIGHT.COM we understand that in order to attract and retain quality employees, work environments need to be recognized as great places to work.
Companies like Google offer many alternatives to try and keep their employees fit and creative:
Adjustable stand-up desks
Yoga/meditation rooms ~ feng shui designs
Health food cafeterias
STANDUPLOSEWEIGHT.COM would like to work with you to incorporate healthy initiatives into your day-to-day work environment. Healthier employees can increase productivity by having more energy and reduce absenteeism. Contact us to learn about how you can make these healthy changes in your business.
Helping people be more productive, creative and healthier at work and throughout their lives by offering sit to stand options and solutions.
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