Take A Stand Against Sitting

sitting-desk-backache-transFact: when we are sedentary for long periods of time, everything slows, including brain function (source: The Washington Post).

Look at these other facts…

  • The evidence that sitting is associated with heart disease is very strong (source: NBC News).
  • Sitting (and lack of exercise) is linked with symptoms of depression (source: Huffington Post)
  • Too much sitting linked with chronic health problems (source: Web MD).
  • Sitting has become the smoking of our generation (source: Wired Magazine).

It’s time we all realize one thing: our desk job is slowly killing us!

It’s also time that we can rise up (literally) and do something about this widespread phenomenon.

  • Treadmill desks boost productivity (source:Forbes).
  • When you stand, your body burns calories staying balanced (source: Seattle Times).
  • Within the first 20 minutes of moving around, provide the most health benefits (source: Fast Company).
  • Standing on weekdays burns more calories, like running 10 marathons a year (source: Lifehacker).
  • Walking just two flights of stairs daily burns enough calories to melt six pounds a year (source: Readers’ Digest).

active-sub-hero5Here at US Fitness, we have taken all the above to heart (nice wordplay, ehh?). We now carry a full line of Active Workplace and Active Recreation products to help you remain active wherever you are outside of the gym: at home, at the office, at your home office! 🙂

Check out our full line of products online or come into one of our stores’ showrooms across North Carolina to test out a treadmill desk, standing desk and more!

As always, you can call us 919-875-1900 if you have any questions!