The Best Office Furniture to Help Combat the Sitting Disease

The Best Office Furniture to Help Combat the Sitting Disease

Human bodies weren’t designed to spend hours upon hours a day sitting in an office chair. It just isn’t in our DNA and our health is deteriorating because of it. The Sitting Disease was coined due to the increasing numbers of people suffering from ailments that are due to a lifetime of inactivity. Even if you are an avid gym goer or a running enthusiast, these activities simply aren’t enough to offset the damage incurred from hours of sitting. The fact that sitting for long periods of time is unhealthy for our bodies is not new news. Sadly, little has been done to transition into healthier habits while we work. The standard run of the mill office chair and low profile desk are still office mainstays. Mounting evidence suggests that those who spend hours with little movement are at higher risk for developing ailments such as blood clots, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a slew of other problems solely due to insufficient physical activity. A disturbing finding was pointed out by US News Healthcare, which states the following:

“A newly published review of 47 studies reveals that regardless of exercise, people who spend more time inactive had notably higher risk not only for diabetes and heart disease but also for cancer. They were also more likely to die prematurely! And although more physically active people fared better overall, they were far from immune to the negative effects of sedentary behavior.

If you’re officially freaked out and wondering how you can reasonably live out your childhood dream of becoming a professional circus performer, you are not alone. There are many people who are faced with the looming feeling that their careers are killing them. Many feel this way even when they enjoy their careers. Sacrificing your health to follow your career shouldn’t be the prerequisite for working in an office. The good news is that things are starting to change. More and more companies are realizing the need to improve the way in which employees work. What’s more good news is that office furniture manufacturers are taking note and providing products that companies and employees can use to make their workspaces healthier and more active. We have sifted through some of the best ergonomic and active sitting products on the market to find what really works to help keep you active while you work.