So Professor Stephen Hawking’s message, that there’s a simple way to solve the problems that ensue when you spend too little time on your feet, is a no-brainer: get active!
Prof Hawking tells it as it is in a video message for Swedish non-profit Gen-Pep. Watch the whole video here. “Millions of lives are in danger. Too many people die from complications with weight and obesity. The solution is simple: more physical activity, and change in diet. How becoming sedentary has become a major health problem is beyond my understanding.”
It’s a strong, simple message: eat better, and move more. He can’t. But you can. And here at Sit-Stand.Com we want to help.
One of the easiest, low-cost ways to reduce the number of hours you spend sitting (and that’s a scary 10 hours EVERY DAY for the average Brit) is to clock up more standing time while at work - or even working on admin at home - by making a small investment in a sit-stand adjustable desk.
The Sit-Stand.Com entry level Yo-Yo Desk comes in at less than £200. Is your health worth it? Our happy customers certainly think so:
Paul Harding, director and owner of Chevening Financial:
“I have been blown away by the impact of having a Yo-Yo Desk: it has transformed my working life.”
Kirsty Baird, support for physical activity programme officer, University of Edinburgh:
“I love how my Yo-Yo Desk makes it so easy to spend part of every working day on my feet.”
Barclay Price, retired:
“I would recommend getting a Yo-Yo Desk to anyone looking to improve their health and activity levels. I would not go back to a purely seated desk.”
For more information on how to reduce sitting time at work, download our Active Working Guidelines.