March 5th, 2019

// Expert Shares Why “Balance” Will Improve Overall Health & Mental Clarity

THE LATEST HEALTH TREND IN THE WORKPLACE:

BALANCED ACTIVE SITTING

Expert Shares Why "Balance" Will Improve Overall Health & Mental Clarity

Workplace wellness has become a popular initiative for many businesses across America. It began a decade ago with things like corporate weight loss competitions, gym partnerships, office 5k races, and today (since research has linked "sitting" to severe health problems) the wellness focus has shifted to "active office furniture."Walk inside the Apple headquarters today and you will see 100% of their employees using standing desks...but Silicon Valley isn't the only place to adopt this wellness trend. Last summer, after Apple CEO Tim Cook re-popularized the term "sitting disease" and declared "sitting is the new cancer," a whole new line of office furniture from exercise balls, to treadmill desks have made their way to offices in middle America. But will exercise balls and standing desks really make a difference?  According to ergonomics expert Scott Bahneman, the key component needed to make active sitting effective is "balance." "Balanced Active Sitting has been proven to not only help physical heath but also cognitive functioning..."...says Bahneman. According to research, "balancing" improves memory and cognition by requiring a complex synchronization of mental function and physical movement. One of the four main classifications of fitness (along with strength, endurance, and flexibility) balance is often overlooked, yet it is one of the most important, and it lends itself perfectly to the office setting. Are you sitting at a desk right now? Take note of your body and how you are sitting. Did you just adjust your posture? We know that working in an office can wreak absolute havoc on our bodies. Research has linked sitting for long periods to obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar and abnormal cholesterol levels. Even worse, The American Cancer Society finds that people who sit more than 6 hours a day raises their risk of death by 19%. Whether it's working all day at a desk, watching TV, eating, or driving, this increased sedentary lifestyle has been one of today's most unanticipated health threats. "Health has become a top priority especially with younger generations. Companies that want to attract and retain top talent must find ways to keep them happy and healthy..."...says Bahneman, who knows first hand the negative health consequences of sitting disease. After working at a desk job for years and experiencing a decline in health, Bahneman began researching ergonomics and made it his mission to teach others in the corporate world how to combat the "sitting disease." Bahneman is shedding light on corporate wellness trends and how Balanced Active Sitting can improve physical and cognitive health.   He has information and advice people can use to combat sitting disease and be healthier and more active in the workplace.  IN AN INTERVIEW / ARTICLE:How Balanced Active Sitting can improve physical and mental healthAdvice people can use to combat sitting disease and be healthier and more active in the workplaceWhy "balance" is the key component needed to make active sitting effectiveThe impact sitting has on our overall health ABOUT SCOTT BAHNEMAN:
Scott Bahneman is an ergonomics expert on a mission to teach others in the corporate world how to combat the "sitting disease." He is the Founder & Chairman of SitTight™ a company that has transformed sitting into an activity that improves your health by using your body's natural ability to balance. Bahneman been featured on Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca,Fast Company Magazine, and last year, SitTight won the bronze at the 2018 Edison Awards!More Information Visit: www.SitTight.com

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