Weight Loss in the time of Lockdown. How Standing Desk Can Help - Purpleark

Weight Loss in the time of Lockdown. How Standing Desk Can Help

In India, As per research more than 135 million individuals are affected by obesity. According to ICMR-INDIAB study 2015, prevalence rate of obesity and central obesity varies from 11.8% to 31.3% and 16.9%–36.3% respectively. Obesity is continuously on rise in India and the leading cause of cardiovascular and Type 2 Diseases among people. Additionally, Obesity has also been linked with various type of Cancers and is one of the risk factor.

Inactivity or lack of physical exercise is the most common reason for Obesity. With the rise in sedantry lifestyle and junk diet choices that contain large amount of salt it has also caused problems such as High Blood Pressure in young people.

Many people are now aware of fitness and it’s benefits but they often complain about lack of time. They mostly spend time in their office and work and then travel back to home leaving no time for physical activity. The standing Desk solves this problem of lack of time.

Burn more calories Do grunt work

Jobs today require less physical effort than they did 50 years ago. In the 21st Century Workplace we are missing out on burning roughly 100 calories each day. Longer commutes, as well as meetings via Skype, that require people to sit for long hours in a single place is further contributing to various health issues such as obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

There are always healthy choices that can help burn more calories and help cut down risk of Obesity. The person should use stairs atleast once a day. Instead of sitting for long hours continuously in a single place during long meeting hours and work, it is advisable to invest in Standing Desk solution that is height adjustable according to need. Standing Desk helps the person burn calories while working simultaneously and cut down risk of many diseases that are associated with sitting for long hours. 

Reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disease: 

The musculoskeletal system consists of Muscles, Tendons, ligaments, Nerves, Discs, etc. Postural Strain is one of the common musculoskeletal disease caused due to bad posture and staying with it for long time can permanently alter the muscle.

A healthy diet and regular exercise are vital to reducing the risk of a musculoskeletal disorder. Strengthening exercises and stretching can help keep your bones, joints and muscles strong. The person should Maintain good posture while working, alter between sitting and standing, reduce strain on neck muscles by tilting it down or up to see the monitor instead it should be at eye level.

Increase blood circulation

Have you ever noticed sitting for long and feeling numbness in your leg?

This happens due to less blood flow to the leg owing to prolonged sitting.

Sitting for long hours can also weaken the discs and is leading cause for Sciatica among people. To maintain the blood flow it is advised to keep doing minimal movements after some time. With height adjustable standing desk one can alter between sitting and standing. The ideal ratio is for every 40 minutes of sitting one should stand for 20 minutes.

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