The seat. It's become such an integral part of our work-life reality that it's easy to forget the ramifications of this seemingly benign piece of furniture. Here at Humbleworks, we're on a mission to enlighten the world about the not-so-innocuous impacts of prolonged sitting.
Our journey commenced with a deep dive into the enlightening research of Dr. James Levine, a physician at the Mayo Clinic who literally wrote the book on this topic – ‘Get Up.’ Levine’s studies shed light on a grim truth: excessive sitting, or 'sitting disease,' as it’s been dramatically coined, poses severe health risks, even for those who exercise regularly.
Sitting for prolonged periods has been linked to a host of health issues, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer. It impedes blood circulation, lowers metabolism, and can lead to chronic pain, particularly in the lower back and neck. Not to mention, it contributes to poor posture, leading to a cascade of musculoskeletal problems down the line.
But the repercussions of sitting don’t stop at physical health. Research indicates a correlation between excessive sitting and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The link between our bodies and our brains is profound - when the former is stagnant, the latter often suffers.
Humbleworks isn't just another standing desk company. We’re a team that's passionate about fostering a healthy work culture. Our product line - featuring standing desks, laptop risers, and desktop risers - represents our response to the sitting epidemic. They are designed to break the cycle of sedentariness, encouraging movement and good posture.
Moreover, we've stepped into the realm of digital content. Our podcast, available on YouTube and Apple Podcasts, features discussions with Dr. Levine and others who share our concerns. It’s our way of spreading the word and inspiring change.
We believe it's time to redefine 'normal' in the workspace. So, take a stand against the sitting culture. Embrace a standing desk and experience the benefits it brings to your health, productivity, and overall quality of life. Together, we can overturn the reign of the chair and cultivate a dynamic, health-conscious work culture.