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Iceni Magazine | August 16, 2022

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Stand Up For Yourself

Stand Up For Yourself

It’s about we all stood up for ourselves. Most office workers remain sedentary for a worrying amount of time every day.

From commuting on the train or driving, we are sat, then at work we often sit for 8 hours, commute home, watch some television for 4 hours, then go to bed and sleep for 8. If you then realise this happens every Monday to Friday every week of the year, it starts to add up. It really is, Sit, Sleep, Repeat.

We can’t all have jobs that get us active, so rather than taking your office job for granted and sitting and sulking, it’s left with yourself to change the way you work and stand up for yourself.

Standing up at work and using a Varidesk is a great invention that will make a real intervention in your working habits. The Varidesk allows you to work stood up and elevates in just 3 seconds. Using a standing desk is proven to have many benefits. These include.

  • Lowering Blood Pressure
  • Increasing Blood Flow
  • Reducing the risk of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Reducing the symptoms of Lower Back Pain
  • Improving Posture
  • Increasing Productivity by 46%
  • Burning 50 additional calories per hour. 

The University of Loughborough and the NHS are both trailing the desks and they are used by large organisations to improve employee wellbeing.

The Varidesk also has a free to use app, which reminds you when to sit and stand throughout the day. A simple rule of 15 minutes stood, 15 minutes sat will burn 200 calories per day, 1,000 per week and a staggering 52,000 per year. The equivalent of running 18.71 Marathons, all from behind your desk. Whatever times you decide to sit and stand is up to you, and is an easy work based approach to become more active in you working habits.

The main thing is that you take control back of your working day, break up prolonged sitting and feel the benefits associated with this. As always, the only way this can be done is by standing up for yourself and making a change, however small, every little effort will add up.

The Varidesk comes in a range of sizes to suit all offices. It’s comes ready to use and prices start from £150. The popular Varidesk Pro Plus 36 for desktop computers costs £335 available in black or white.

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