Sit and Stand

A typical American spends up to 95% of a working day sitting. This accounts for our time in commute, work, meals and watching TV. The human body is not made to sit for extended periods of time. We are designed to be on the move to keep the spine healthy, improve circulation and reduce muscle fatigue.

Alternating between sit and stand positions adjusts the amount of load on the body allowing for increased rest intervals of specific body parts, thus reducing the adverse impact of risk factors.

Effects of prolonged sitting:

  • Discomfort in lower extremities
  • Static muscle fatigue
  • Increased spinal muscular activity
  • Increased intradiscal pressure
  • Increased muscle loading in the neck & shoulder muscles
  • Decrease in muscle activity resulting in pain and/or spasms

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