It may bring about serious health complications
Although the reason is yet unclear, sitting may also boost your chances of developing certain types of cancer: lung, uterine, and colon, for instance. It is linked to heart disease: inactive people who sit for long periods are at 147% higher risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. This is definitely a point in favor of getting a standing desk.
A study revealed that the risk of diabetes was higher by 112% in people who were sedentary. Sitting or lying down may lead to higher insulin resistance in the body, causing blood sugar levels to exceed the normal range. Another study revealed that a sedentary lifestyle contributed to a higher likelihood of early death.
Varicose veins may also develop as sitting causes blood to pool in the legs.