Is it better to sit or stand for work? Maybe you have a sit/stand combo desk that allows you to do both. Or maybe you’ve been looking at getting a treadmill so you can spend your workday moving.
If you’ve heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking” and now you’re wondering how to keep working without having a negative impact on your physiology and mobility…
I’m here to tell you all is not lost. You don’t have to invest in a super expensive treadmill desk or just give up all hope and continue to sit.
There is a middle ground 🙈
So if you’ve been wondering what the difference is between sitting and standing and if you really need that fancy treadmill desk, then today’s episode is for you!
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What you’ll lean from this episode:
- The physiological differences between sitting and standing
- If you really need a fancy treadmill desk
- And how breaking up your sitting can have a positive impact on your metabolic health
- Join me for the 2023 Movement Mavens Retreat! www.aewellness.com/retreat/
- Adding movement and recovery to your day (AE Wellness YouTube)
- Sedentary behaviour and health in adults: an overview of systematic reviews (Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2020)
- The effects of standing desks within the school classroom: A systematic review
- Classroom Standing Desks and Sedentary Behavior: A Systematic Review (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016)
- Does a Classroom Standing Desk Intervention Modify Standing and Sitting Behaviour and Musculoskeletal Symptoms during School Time and Physical Activity during Waking Time? (International Journal of Public Health, 2018)
- CDC Maps America’s High Levels of Inactivity
- Sedentary Lifestyle: Overview of Updated Evidence of Potential Health Risks (Korean Journal of Family Medicine, 2020)
- Physiological and health implications of a sedentary lifestyle. (Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism, 2010)
- 30 days to more strength + flexibility with the Mobility Mastery Toolkit
- Movement Mavens has the tools and strategy to support you on your path to enjoying life without pain – www.aewellness.com/mavens
- www.aewellness.com/podcast – Show notes, links and more.
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