Did you catch the 60 Minutes “Stand up Australia” feature on TV the other day?We are glad to see Australia is adopting a standing workplace, now it’s time for us New Zealanders to adopt a healthier workplace. The modern habits of a sedentary workplace are starting to receive much needed attention and new innovation. VARIDESK is an advocate for the health benefits of a sit/stand working environment so we are happy that people are catching on to alternatives that will enrich and extend lives! Stand Up Australia was an informative piece with some startling facts. Michael Usher from 60 minutes was initially a bit sceptical of the ill effects of sitting and legitimacy of sitting disease, however, by the end of the documentary his view has changed. Scientific research has led to some staggering statistics around the effects of sitting for pro-longed period which can’t be ignored. The modern day involves long periods of sitting, in the car, at the breakfast table and 8+ hours sitting at a computer screen. We need to make changes to how we are working now.
Research links sitting for 11 hours per day with a 40% increased chance in death.Test's carried out by leading research clinics including the Mayo Clinic in the USA show a range of ill effects from sitting for extended periods including:
If you'd like to join the standing revolution VARIDESK offers a 30 day money back guarantee as well as our 12 month warranty. Call us today on 09 972 2139 Change the way you work!
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