It might not sound like much, but your body burns 50 calories more per hour while standing than sitting. Multiply this times how many hours you spend seated at work, then seated when you get home—and even 5 workouts a week won’t be able to make up the difference. In other words, your desk job might be making you fat.
If You Have Recently Switched To A Desk Job
If you have switched to a desk job in the last 12 months, and have gained a couple of pounds—you might not be too concerned. However, multiple these pounds times the next 5 years, and it’s likely more than you may be comfortable with.
Weight Is Not Your Only Concern
While weight may be a primary motivating factor in terms of making some changes to your sedentary workday, it’s not your only concern. Our bodies are designed to move, and when we are seated for extended periods of time—it can cause problems. This includes everything from neck pain, to back pain, numbness, and poor circulation.
While you will probably stay in your career of choice, you can make a few healthy changes. This includes investing in a convertible workstation and making a conscious effort to stand, stretch, and walk at least 10 minutes per hour.