In today’s world, people are being more and more inactive as the result of technology and transportation availability. Getting to the office from home usually involves a car or bus ride where most of the time is spent sitting. Then in the office, most of the jobs are comprised of sitting – usually in front of a computer screen, the whole day. Then going back again at home, another couple of hours or so are spent on sitting in front of TV or computer, smartphone browsing or reading a book.
According to a survey conducted by Ergotron, a global manufacturer of digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products including sit-stand desks, Americans are sitting an average of 13 hours a day and sleeping an average of 8 hours resulting in a sedentary lifestyle of around 21 hours a day.
The survey also found that the vast majority (93 percent) didn't know what "Sitting Disease" is, but 74 percent believe that sitting too much could lead to an early death. The term "Sitting Disease" has been coined by the scientific community and is commonly used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle. Just last month, the American Medical Association adopted a policy recognizing potential risks of prolonged sitting and encouraging employers, employees and others to make available alternatives to sitting.
"Research is showing links between sedentary lifestyles and diabetes, several types of cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease," said Jane Payfer, an Ergotron spokesperson. "There is a significant opportunity for people to change their behavior in the workplace and for corporations to change their cultures. Standing increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow, reduces blood sugar levels and ramps up metabolism. Frequently overlooked, standing more is the simplest, easiest change someone can make."
We, at Activ Life, promotes the active lifestyle to improve the overall health of individuals. Having products that are designed for health and safety and at the same time something that the whole family or group can enjoy is our basic mission.
Our Activ Flyers is the perfect example for this. Being lightweight, it makes it easier to catch and throw without the pain or injuries resulting from using regular Frisbees. They were aerodynamically designed to fly straight over distances of 15 to 30 feet, but can soar up to 80 feet on calm days and indoors. Having a hollow center makes it easier to catch than regular Frisbees. They improve the hand-eye-body coordination which is great for little children.
Live It. Love It. Mean It. Be Activ and help prevent diseases associated with inactivity.