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Stand More and Add Years To Your Life
Posted 2015-01-02 by Bambi Christman in Improving The Work Environment

Studies show that sitting for prolonged periods of time is detrimental to your health. The High Rise Collection™ from VICTOR® offers products that allow users to stand while working. This in turn reduces or eliminates the pain users experience from being hunched over their desks and the negative long-term effects of sitting for long hours.

Add 2 Years To Your Life
Research indicates that sitting more than 3 hours a day cuts your life expectancy by 2 years.
 Peter Katzmarzyk, Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Burn 42 More Calories PER HOUR
A UK study found the average calories burned while sitting was 2.6 calories per minute compared to 3.3 calories per minute while standing.
Dr. John Buckley - University of Chester

Reduce Your Risk of Dying Of A Heart Attack By 46%
Multiple studies have shown that people who sit for most of the day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack, no matter how much you exercise or how well you eat.
Peter Katzmarzyk - Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Lower Your Risk Of Cancer
Studies have linked sitting to a greater risk for colon, breast and endometrial cancers due to increased insulin production from idle muscles.
Charles E.Matthews - National Cancer Institute Investigator

Reduce Your Back and Neck Pain
People who sit more are at greater risk for herniated lumbar disks, as well as strained cervical vertebrae in the neck leading to permanent imbalances.
Jay Dicharry - Director of the REP Biomechanics Lab in Bend, Oregon

Get 18% More Work Done
A study found that an employer who provided employees with good ergonomic furniture and training in how to use it realized about $367 per day more income per employee (a 17.8% productivity gain) than did a control group.
Tom Albin - Office Ergonomics Research Committee, Inc.

Be A Better Co-Worker
The average American spends 55% of waking time in sedentary behaviors. People who stand have a smaller barrier to engage with others in the workplace, thus improving their social and professional relationships.
2008 Vanderbilt University study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology

Sleep Better
Sitting for long periods of time slows blood circulation, which causes fluid to pool in the legs. This can ultimately cause restlessness and lead to loss of sleep.
James Levine - Director of Obesity Solutions at Mayo Clinic

Lower Healthcare Costs
A HealthPartners study saw overall health increase with its participants who stood at work, leading to lower projected health care costs in the long run of a business.
JourneyWell - a HealthPartners Wellness Solution

Feel Healthier At The End Of The Day
According to a 2011 study, 75% of people felt healthier overall after standing at work.
2011 HealthPartners Study

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