Start Standing provides education on the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Our modern sedentary lifestyle at home, school and work is costly on many levels. Researchers are just now starting to understand the the negative effects this is having on our health, productivity and overall happiness. We are here to educate, motivate and empower people to add consistent movement throughout the day, every day.
Why Movement Matters
Excessive sitting is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even cancer.
Up to 90% more pressure is applied to your lower back when you sit vs. stand.
Minor improvements in activity levels can dramatically decrease obesity risk.
Office productivity and overall mood are negatively impacted by excessive sitting.
Building or Buying a Standing Desk?
Buying or building a standing desk can be a nightmare. We know because we have been through that process many times ourselves. We built this guide to help share what we've learned along the way.
Considering a Treadmill Desk?
For those of you that are looking for an extra challenge, slow pace walking at work on a treadmill desk may be worth a shot. We created this introduction to treadmill desks to answer many of the questions you may have.