VARIDESK is thrilled to partner with the National Heart Foundation as both organisations are committed to helping Australians live a more active, healthy lifestyle.
VARIDESK designs, develops and manufactures height-adjustable standing desk solutions and accessories that transform the way people work daily. Designed to be assembled without tools, VARIDESK is simple and flexible and make it easy to incorporate standing into your work day.
Sitting for long periods throughout the day, known as sedentary behaviour, is not good for your health. Sedentary behaviour has been associated with increased risk of being overweight, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease .
However, evidence shows adults who sit less throughout the day have a lower risk of early death, particularly from heart disease .
More than 11 million Australians spend an average of 8 hours a day in the workplace .
You might not think there’s much you can do about being more active and sitting less at work, but you’d be surprised. A few simple changes can add to your daily physical activity and reduce your sitting time. Read more about active workplaces.
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