Simply download the Varidesk app and you can burn up to 30% extra calories per day. Or up to 1,500 additional calories per week, without even hitting the gym.
The free to use app, reminds you to stop sitting at the desk and get up and stand, you may even choose to have a brief walk around the office.
The average office worker sleeps for 7hours per day, sits down to commute for 1 hour per day, eats for 2 hours per day, sits behind a desk for 8 hours and watches TV for 4 hours per day. Combined that’s an unhealthy 22 hours per day off your feet.
There are obvious health risks to this lifestyle, which include higher blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes and much more. Did you know the average office worker gains 14lbs within their first year of working in an office?
There are a few ways to help fight this lifestyle even in the workplace. You can:
- Hold stand up meetings, these help blood flow around the body, you’ll think quicker and of course, on average the make meetings up to 30% shorter than sit down meetings. On top of feeling good for standing you’ll have more time to get on with other daily tasks.
- Don’t eat at your desk, take a brief walk outside and eat your lunch, it will also help you digest your food.
- Try not to email colleagues, face to face interaction will save 1000’s of emails per year, by simply getting you to communicate effectively, you’ll also burn off calories by the short walk to a colleagues other desk.
- Take the stairs, by avoiding the lift, you’ll take an extra 50-100 steps per day, over a year that will really make a difference.
- Download the free to use Varidesk app, which will remind you when to stand, throughout the day, increasing your concentration, lowering blood pressure and burning calories.
The free to Varidesk app has many benefits to help office workers burn calories, so try it today:
For maximum benefit use the Varidesk app with a Varidesk, the desk helps you work stood up, by simply raising to match you standing height, Standing desks are popular in the USA and Scandinavia and are now appearing in many more UK offices.
The Varidesk starts from £275 and can also be rented.