The 21st century is the era of records. But, unfortunately, not only sports and technical, but also quite sad.
We are all used to doing things online.
Internet trends are professions that are born every day. Revealing your talent and thoughts has become much easier with digitalization. But it has become easier to neglect your health.
- According to Yuri Ihorovych Zased, Doctor of Medical Sciences, andrologist, urologist, reproductive specialist, every second man who comes to an appointment with a problem is an IT employee 🙁
- The World Health Organization reports that lower back pain has reached epidemic proportions. Approximately 80% of people, at some time in their lives, encounter this problem, and a sedentary lifestyle ranks 4th among the causes of death that can be prevented…
- According to research by Dr. Peter T. Katzmarzyk, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer by more than 54%.
- In turn, Thomas Yates, MD, from the University of Leicester found that sitting for more than three hours a day increases the risk of kidney disease by 30%.
But these problems concern not only adults! According to WHO data for 2019, 81% of teenagers from economically developed countries are not physically active enough!
WHO ranks sedentary lifestyle as the 4th leading cause of preventable death (Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World by Kelly Starrett, Glen Cordoza)
According to current global estimates, one in four adults and 81% of adolescents are not physically active enough.
In addition, in the state of economic development of countries, the level of inactivity increases and can reach 70% due to changes in transport patterns, wider use of technologies for work and recreation, cultural values and the growth of a sedentary lifestyle.
How reduced activity affects quality of life
- A decrease in the level of physical activity negatively affects health care systems, the environment, economic development, social well-being, and quality of life.
- A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer by more than 54% (2009, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD, FACSM, FAHA, FTOS Professor and Marie Edana Korkan, “Sitting Time and Mortality from All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer”)
- Sitting for more than three hours a day increases the risk of kidney disease by 30% (Thomas Yates, MD, of the University of Leicester and the University Hospitals)
- The load on the spine in a sitting position is 40% higher than in a standing position! (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/body-positions-affecting_b_12008446)
Health is an integral indicator of the success of society’s development. It is recognized as an inalienable human right, an indispensable component of well-being, and a global public good.
Desks with height adjustment provide an opportunity to work / study in a dynamic position! *
- the load on the musculoskeletal system decreases;
- productivity increases;
- the risk of getting many diseases decreases;
- the psycho-emotional state improves;
*alternate body position standing / sitting, every 40-45 minutes
In addition, about 20,000 calories are lost per year, which is equivalent to participating in 6 marathons per year!
And that’s just by working 15 minutes an hour standing during the working day!
Research also shows that when employees use their desks more, they become better workers. They have fewer sick days, are more focused, more productive and less stressed.**
**This point was a significant finding from a behavioral study conducted by KL.7, a behavioral design firm based in Copenhagen, Denmark.