These days, so many of us spend our workdays sitting. Maybe we get up a few times: for coffee breaks, to stretch our legs, or to speak to our colleagues, but still most of the time, we’re sitting at our desks, typing away. It’s not great news, then, that recent research has suggested that there are some health concerns associated with prolonged sitting that can affect our overall health and well-being. After all, your work has to get done, right? You don’t have time to get up and go for a walk every hour. Don’t worry; there are easier solutions to this problem than you might think.
Your organization might be looking at ways to get people moving in the office, like walking meetings or sit-stand desks. Increasing movement without decreasing productivity is the goal. But what if increasing movement could even increase productivity at the same time? A recent study by Texas A&M University found that employees using a sit-stand desk were 45% more productive than those with sit-only workstations.