Put an end to your sedentary lifestyle.
Getting on the path to a healthier lifestyle starts with having an awareness of your behavior and environment, and access to the tools that will empower you to move. JustStand.org has a number of tools to help you assess your current situation, personalize your working environment and secure the right equipment to create an active environment.
Are you at risk for sitting disease? How many more calories can you burn while standing? Use these calculators (and share with friends!) to better understand how sedentary behavior is affecting your health.
Breaking up extended periods of sitting by standing more – especially at work – can help promote health and fitness. Calculate the additional calorie expenditure and see the difference standing can make.
This calculator is based on Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) from the Compendium of Physical Activities. For activity akin to office work, METs range from 1.3–1.8 when sitting and 1.8–2.3 when standing. This calculator uses a MET of 1.5 for sitting (MET code 11580) and a MET of 2.0 for standing (MET code 09071).
Calculate how much you sit each day and learn if you are at risk of sitting disease. Select the number of hours you sit when you...
This calculator determines “Risk for Sitting Disease” using the following assigned values for the different thresholds:
- LOW risk indicates sitting less than 4 hours per day
- MEDIUM risk indicates sitting 4 to 8 hours per day
- HIGH risk indicates sitting 8 to 11 hours per day
- VERY HIGH risk indicates sitting more than 11 hours per day
This calculator determines “Risk for Sitting Disease” using thresholds defined by research published in Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(6). Dr. David Dunston summarizes the findings in this video from the 2012 JustStand Wellness Summit.
By standing for three additional hours each day over the course of a year, you can burn up to 30,000 extra calories and eight pounds of fat. That’s the equivalent of running about ten marathons
Global studies show we sit for 7.7 hours per day on average, and some estimate people sit for up to 15 hours per day
20 minutes in any fixed position starts to inhibit your metabolism
Convert your space to create a movement-friendly lifestyle
Trapped sitting all day? A sit-stand workstation and other ergonomic furniture can help to easily add more activity into your day. Browse some of Ergotron’s most popular products below to find the best solutions for your office, school or home.
At the Office
Create a movement-friendly workplace. With Ergotron’s ergonomic line of WorkFit® sit-stand solutions, you can realize measurable ROI while improving wellness and satisfaction.
Build an active classroom. Ergotron’s suite of education solutions helps transform classrooms – from K-12 to higher ed – into physically active and digitally connected learning spaces.
Keep moving while staying organized. For work or play, ErgotronHome and OmniMount products are an easy way to sit less and move more for health and vitality.