A new American Heart Association advisory warns that sitting too much is dangerous to your health. How dangerous? A sedentary lifestyle such as sitting at your desk at work for long periods can lead to cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Hence the name “Sitting Disease.” Even worse, the effects may not be reversible through exercise or other healthy habits!

Why Is Sitting Too Much So Bad?

According to the American Heart Association, prolonged sedentary time is bad for your body even if you are physically active and exercise regularly. When we have a highly sedentary lifestyle, our bodies see an increase of fat tissue, which also increases the chance of greater inflammation of the heart and blood vessels.

One study from the American Journal of Epidemiology found that men who sit six or more hours a day are 50% more likely to die from chronic disease, compared with those who sit three hours or fewer.

Prevent the Sitting Disease

Teeter Sit Stand Desk for Better Posture

Though a sedentary lifestyle may have affected your health already, it’s not too late to turn things around! Standing while working is a preferred way to prevent Sitting Disease by helping to improve your overall health. Standing increases productivity, as well as tones muscles, burns more calories, ramps up metabolism, and improves posture.

Teeter’s newest release, the Sit-Stand Desk makes working while standing easy. It’s ergonomically designed to work with your body and not against it. Its many adjustment features will accommodate a range of angles, positions, and heights to help you be comfortable while working.

Working while standing with the Sit-Stand Desk may have another benefit. Standing more can give you the natural inclination to avoid slouching. This occurs because you become more aware of your body while standing. When sitting for hours, you can become so engrossed in your work that you don’t even know that you’ve been hunching over the entire time. This causes pressure points throughout your back that will eventually cause pain. With the Sit-Stand Desk, pain is much less likely because of your natural spine position while standing!

Teeter Sit-Stand Desk is Adjustable

Work Doesn’t Have to Be a Pain in the Back

Getting work done and being healthy doesn’t have to be at odds. Even while working while standing with your Sit-Stand Desk, it’s always nice to give your back a break every once in a while. The lightweight and portable Teeter P2 Back Stretcher does just that. Designed to take with you on-the-go, the P2 is the perfect tool to bring with you to decompress your spine, relieve stress, and ease tense muscles! For more information, check it out here – P2 Back Stretcher