Welcome to day 1 of the Stand Up For Your Health campaign. As it is January 1st, I thought I'd discuss the number one New Years resolution of them all - weightloss!
Did you know that if instead of sitting all day at work, you stood for 3 hours a day, 5 days per week, you could burn an additional 30,000 calories over the working year. This is equivalent to running about 10 marathons. In terms that we can all understand - it is the equivalent of losing about 3.6kg body fat!
This was the conclusion by a team of researchers out of the University of Chester in the UK.
By all means, try to improve your health and wellbeing in as many facets as possible - diet, fitness, mental health and whatever else is needed for you to take control of your health. However, when deciding what steps you will take to improve your health in 2017, don't disregard what you are doing, or what you are not doing, when you're working away in the office.
By replacing your old desk with a height adjustable desk / standing desk, and of course then commiting to standing periodically throughout the day, you will provide yourself with a way to burn fat and improve your health whilst you're at work. Considering how hard it can be to find time to exercise outside of work, commuting and family commitments, this is a god-send!
FYI - there is no need to stand for 3 hours without a break. In fact, I'd strongly recommend against this. Instead, switch between sitting and standing periodically throughout the day. If you would like some guidance, visit this page - how long should I stand?
If you have any questions, please email them through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at UpDown Desk, we're running a campaign throughout January 2017. It's called Stand Up For Your Health. The campaign is all about creating awareness of the health risks associated with our excessive sitting patterns, and encourgaing people to stand more throughout their working day.
It's a really simply concept - spending less time on your bum, and more time on your feet, is a sure-fire way to improve your health and wellbeing.
To help facilitate and encourage people to stand more, we are doing the following two things during the campaign:
Firstly, every day for the length of the campaign, we will be posting about healthy working tips, the problems associated with excessive sitting, and the benefits of standing more. By providing you with this knowledge, we hope to empower you to make positive changes to improve your health and wellbeing.
Secondly, we will be selling our standing desks for the lowest prices ever seen in Australia. Throughout January, we are slashing 50% off our desks. Keep in mind that our desks are already about 30% cheaper than any other provider of standing desks in Australia. So, during the campaign, you would save a whopping $700-$800 off the average retail price around Australia for one of Premium Electric Standing Desks, including the frame and desktop.
Why are we doing this? Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of every office worker, and home office worker, in Australia. Putting a standing desk in front of as many people as possible will help us achieve our mission!
Here's to a happy and healthy 2017 of more standing and less sitting!