Thursday, November 19, 2015

Standing at my Desk?

I randomly received the infographic below via e-mail.

I have blogged about being active while working before, though I no longer work here and things are too crazy at my current job to follow my stretch reminders that I used to set at my other old workplace.

Nowadays, I am a little less sedentary at my desk than I used to be, mostly because I'm running off to pump (hopefully not for that much longer, though!), go to the gym, get water, etc.  I used to have days (pre-baby) when I would literally not move (or thereabouts) at my desk from 8-4 straight.  I figured, I got my morning workout in... so I'm good!

But am I??

Sure, this is a promotion for a standing desk company, but I'm sure there's a lot of truth to this.  Now, if standing at my desk for half of the workday could get me even close to this 11-marathon per year figure, I could get in better shape.


I have a co-worker who kind of made her desk a makeshift standing office by putting her laptop up high.  Maybe I'll come up with something??  I work in a very analytical position, so I'd have to be good at spreadsheet-ing it while standing.

More to come!

2 comments:

  1. The risks have to do with cardiovascular damage, so standing is certainly *healthier* for you. But, I do question a bit whether standing vs. sitting can really be said to make you *fitter* (since just burning more calories full-stop doesn't necessarily get you in better shape).

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Having a healthier cardiovascular system would probably contribute to my overall fitness?? By "getting in better shape," I mean being able to do the things I would like to do (like when I had more time for cardio before).

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