Health: Remaining sedentary for long periods of time can negatively affect one’s health.
- Sedentary behavior increases your risk for:
- Cancer (such as colorectal)
- Cardiovascular disease
- “Active couch potato” - someone who maintains an active lifestyle, exercising regularly, but remains sedentary for much of work and after work (i.e. sitting in front of the TV or computer once home from work). An active lifestyle such as this will not offset the potential negative health effects of one’s otherwise sedentary lifestyle.
Productivity: Standing/movement helps keep you more alert, and a more comfortable workstation increases productivity and energy.
Products on the market: There are any different options on the market that can help incorporate standing into one’s work routine, but not many offering the key features offered by my product (height adjustable work surface, mobility, extendable surface area, and an adjustable height footrest).