According to a number of studies
Women tend to sit down approximately seven and men even more than seven hours a day. Half of this at work, half off work. After retirement, the amount of time spent sitting down tends to decrease slightly. Employers seldom offer an alternative to sitting down at work. The employee is required to use a computer, but does not have the option to use a standing desk. Sitting is poison for your back.
People that are required to walk, bend and stretch during their workday suffer from musculoskeletal disorders more seldom than those sitting down most of the day. Simply standing up is already healthier, because your muscles need to work in order to support your posture.
Our shoulders tend to tense up during a day at the office. It is also the mental requirements that, in addition to straining our brains, make our deltoids tighten up. For instance, think about the number 3,789. Now, quickly subtract seven from it. Did you notice? Your blood pressure goes up, deltoids tense up, and stress levels go up – especially if you are competing with a friend.
In many cases, office workers might be in kind of a standby state for hours even without noticing it.
The tensed up posture exhausts our muscles and causes neck pain and headaches. During a normal day, we might lose height by more than a centimeter, because sitting down squeezes our intervertebral discs. The discs lose their fluids and, as a result, their elasticity. This is why excessive sitting makes us feel rigid. If we exercise the recommended minimum of 30 minutes a day, and remain passive for the rest 23,5 hours, we obviously will not be able to negate the damage caused by our passivity.
Here’s where Gymba steps into the picture
Gymba makes you more active, as it has been designed to help you stand up the right way. Using the board is simple: Just place it under your feet, and that’s all there is to it! Gymba helps you balance your posture, adapting to your weight. You can continue working normally without having to worry about overstraining your feet or your back.
We recommend that you use Gymba about half of the time that you spend at the workplace. After a few days of use already, you should notice that your pains are dissipating, you are in better shape, your deeper muscles are getting exercise, and, as a result, the overall condition of your body is better. This has been established via numerous clinical trials and a comprehensive Gymba test group. Join us and start feeling better today – with Gymba.
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People with a desk job should also work standing up. Excessive sitting is detrimental to your health.
To a lot of people suffering from back pain standing up is the only way to survive the day. Decrease the time you spend sitting down, both at work and at home. It is recommended to spend part of your time at work standing up.
Sitting down strains your back more than standing up. The health risks of sitting down can also be prevented by having enough pauses during the day. New studies suggest that excessive sitting down also causes other problems, such as obesity, adult-onset diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, as well as increases the mortality rate. Healthy living habits, such as regular exercise, do not save us from these damages caused by sitting down.
But how do you know you are standing up the right way?
Most people stand up the wrong way, alternating between their left and right leg. Their spine is askew and their ankles in an incorrect position. Standing up like this can be detrimental rather than being healthy. This is why it is important to pay attention to your posture. By using Gymba, you can make sure you always have the correct posture. Join us and be active with Gymba.