The Definitive Guide to the Dangers of Sitting

Quitting Sitting Definitive Guide to the Dangers of SittingBy now (unless your desk chair is under a rock somewhere), you’ve heard that sitting is bad for you. We’re not here to convince you of that.

But most people – even those of us already using standing desks – don’t have all the science and facts detailing the dangers of sitting in a convenient package.

So we thought, “why not put all the science and facts detailing the dangers of sitting in a convenient package?” I know, really had to rack our brains for that one.

First, the bullet points:

Second, the infographics:

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Sitting is Killing You Infographic

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Quitting Sitting Definitive Guide Dangers of Sitting Infographics Facts Statistics Sitting Killing Deadly

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Sitting slows heart rate, metabolism, and circulation.

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How workers feel about increasing productivity and health with a standing desk

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Sitting is unhealthy statistics

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[Update] Here’s a few other good links from StandDesk:

Why sitting is bad for you

There is a multitude of research available as to why sitting all day is terrible for your health. A selected collection of relevant research below.

Why Standing is Better

Now here’s what to do:

Ok so sitting is bad. So I’ll just stand, right? Not so fast, buddy – although we like the enthusiasm. You’ve likely spent years sitting on that rear end of yours. Walking in to your office tomorrow and burning your chair is going to cause a few problems (beyond the nasty chemical smoke).

You need to make a smart, healthy transition to smart, healthy working. And that’s exactly why we put together the Quitting Sitting Transition Plan. So go read it right now, because you need to start standing smart.

Oh, and do your friends and family a favor by sharing this post on Facebook. They’ll thank you for it.

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