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A Standing Desk Can Help Combat the Obesity Epidemic

April 14, 2016

                 According to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI), more than 640 million people weigh in as obese. The number of people with BMI of more than 30 is at 641 million, rising from 105 million in 1975. More than one in 10 men and one in seven women are obese. Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing a person’s weight by their height squared, and gauges whether a person is at a healthy weight. A BMI over 25 is overweight, over 30 is obese, and over 40 is morbidly obese.                   A large contributing factor to the obesity epidemic is sitting. Prolonged sitting leads to many chronic diseases including obesity and type 2 diabetes. This...

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Get a Standing Desk Before It’s Too Late – Don’t Be Like Me

February 18, 2016

The purpose of this blog is to encourage you to get a standing desk before it’s too late. I wish I could undo the years of sitting that have taken an irreversible toll on my musculoskeletal system. I was a hardcore sitter for over 30 years. As an undergrad and graduate student I was an insecure overachiever. I sat studying for long periods of time as did many of my peers who took their studies seriously. My hard work paid off and I landed a job as a management consultant for a top firm whose competitive advantage was “the 18-hour associate.” Sitting for 18 hours a day became pretty routine for me. The years of sitting turned into decades, and...

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Standing Desk Interview with an All-Day Stander

February 03, 2016

The majority of the employees at Standee (myself included) are currently using the Standee Flex, our new electric height-adjustable standing desk that allows us to switch between standing and sitting throughout the day. However, there are some who use the Standee Classic XL with no stool for sitting. We call these few the “All-Day Standers.” Our accountant, Kyle, is one of the All-Day Standers. I sat down Kyle to learn about his journey switching to a standing desk and what led him to be an All-Day Stander. When did you start standing? I have been standing for 2 years now. What made you make the switch? The best answer is my overall health. I was trying to make a change...

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