New health trends are all over the place. Decrease your sugar intake. Increase your exercise. Avoid carbohydrates. That’s what experts like the World Health Organization, FOD Volksgezondheid and Pascale Naessens are telling you to do.
Lately, one topic in particular has been getting more and more attention: sitting. We are all sitting too much and for too long.
Today, most companies still opt for traditional desks, which is a real pity. It gives employees no choice but to sit down for the entire day. Bucking this trend, Delaware Consulting has chosen to install stand-up desks in its new Ghent office. If you feel like your joints and muscles are rusting as you sit in your chair, you can move to a standing desk for a couple of hours. Stand-up meetings are also possible, as there are multiple meeting rooms equipped with standing desks. This innovation is one that can genuinely contribute to the well-being of all Delawareans. Delaware doesn’t only offer innovative technologies to its customers – it also provides an innovative work environment to its employees.
Does tour current workday feature 8 straight hours of sitting? Give standing up a chance! When you quit smoking, you don’t necessarily have to do it cold turkey, and the same goes for sitting. Just move to a standing desk for one hour a day to break the habit.
Don’t be afraid to stand up and take an oath to stand up a bit more!
Author: Christophe Parmentier. You can connect with Christophe on LinkedIn.