Improve Vascular Health With a Sit-Stand Desk

Sitting at work for long hours may be contributing to your vascular health problems. Using a sit-stand desk could be a great solution to help improve your health. A sit-stand desk allows you to raise and lower the height of the desk manually or electronically, so that it supports working from a seated or standing position. By alternating between sitting and standing throughout the workday, you can relieve pressure on your muscles, spine, and joints and improve your circulation and vascular health. Continue reading to learn more about the effects of sitting and standing at your desk.

How Your Workstation Might be Contributing to Vascular Problems

A sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk of a variety of health conditions and medical problems, from heart disease to obesity to vascular conditions. Spending hours every day sitting while you work decreases your blood flow and affects your circulation, which allows fatty acids to build up in your blood vessels. Sitting while working also affects your body’s ability to process fats efficiently and can lead to insulin resistance. You could also develop vascular problems like vascular disease, venous ulcers, edema, and varicose veins.  

Complications of Vascular ProblemsBlood Vessels - Vascular Health

Vascular disease and other vascular conditions can be a lifelong problem. Sitting all day or leading a sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk of a wide range of vascular diseases and conditions. Complications of vascular problems include stroke, heart attack, and blood clots. You can work to lower your risk of vascular conditions by exercising regularly, eating healthy, moving around once an hour, using a sit-stand desk, lowering your stress level, and avoiding smoking. 

Benefits of Switching to a Sit-Stand Desk

Switching to a sit-stand desk offers both physical and mental health benefits:

  • Improved vascular and cardiovascular health.
  • Lower risk of health problems like diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis, and metabolic syndrome.
  • Better metabolism and circulation.
  • Reduced risk of spinal and posture issues.
  • Lower risk of chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain.
  • Improved concentration and focus.
  • Increased productivity.
  • Higher energy levels throughout the day.
  • Better mood.

See the Sit-Stand Solutions at Health Postures

At HealthPostures, we believe that sit-stand desks can significantly improve your focus, productivity, posture, and health. We carry a wide range of quality, affordable sit-stand desks. To learn more about our ergonomic office furniture and equipment, browse our online store, call us today at (800) 277-1841, or find a dealer online.