If you are sitting down while you are reading this blog, it is time to get out of your seat. Your constant sitting could mean big trouble for your heart health, a new study has found. This research concluded that men who sat for five hours per day or more and did not maintain an adequate exercise routine were two times as likely to experience heart failure when compared to those who sat for limited periods and exercised.
It is no secret that physical activity is great for your body, but did you know that too much sedentary activity could be destroying your heart? Research has shown that the less physical activity that a person participates in, the more likely that they will experience heart failure. Though the numbers are clear, too many people are still sitting for the overwhelming majority of their days, especially those who work at computers. This is leading to premature medical problems and even death. Investing in a height-adjustable workstation could reverse these issues and protect your heart health.
What is Heart Failure?
When the heart is not working as efficiently as it should, the body does not receive the vital nutrients that are critical to its success — and even its survival. This is known as heart failure, and it is an epidemic throughout the world, especially in western culture. In fact, one in five adults over 40 in the United States will develop heart failure. There are several factors that could lead to heart failure, many of which are caused by the lack of exercise. It is very hard for a person who is experiencing heart failure to function in their day to day life, much less contribute in the workplace.
If You Don’t Use It, You’ll Lose It
You might have heard this old expression throughout your life, and it rings true for your body. Your body needs to be used. It was not built to sit around throughout the day and only thrives when it is put into motion. Without exercise, cholesterol could clog arteries like those in your legs, leading to strokes or blood clots. Your heart is a muscle that should be conditioned with the help of a good cardio regimen, leaving it capable of supplying your body with the life giving nutrients that propel it to live healthy longer. A buildup of foul substances, coupled with a poor nutrient supply spells one thing: disaster.
What Can You Do?
What about those who work long hours at their desks? Are you doomed to face the dire consequences that are likely to come with constant sitting? Luckily, there are a few options to combat this outcome. One great trend is the height-adjustable workstation. This tool allows you to stand at your desk, significantly reducing your sedentary activity and improving your overall bodily health.
If you would like more information on standing at work, we encourage you to visit our Sit2Stand Height-Adjustable Workstation product page, or contact a representative with Uprite Ergo today.