Get help to get out of the office chair and experience more energy and less pain
We are made for movement
A hundred years ago, 80% of the work we did required physical activity. Only about 20% of the work was sedentary. In Denmark today, it’s the other way around. Now we sit most of our waking hours – and that’s a problem! Your body is not designed to just sit still for most of the day.
In fact, your body is made for movement and a vareity of positions.
Many of us spend more than half of our waking hours sitting down. This can be, for example, when we watch TV, drive a car, or sit at a desk at work.
“Is that a problem”, you might think.
Yes – it’s a huge problem!
Did you know that sedentary behavior is considered more harmful than smoking? There are as many as 35 lifestyle diseases that are directly linked to sedentary behavior.
Fortunately, research shows that you can reduce your chances of certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and back pain, all with one simple lifestyle change: Reduce the amount of time you sit!
Stand up - and experience all the benefits!
As soon as you move from sitting to standing, all the benefits start to show. By breaking sedentary behavior and varying your work positions, you can:
- Improve your posture
- Boost your energy and surplus throughout the day
- Prevent muscle tension
- Increase your metabolism
- Become more productive
- Increase your concentration and creativity
- Reduce the risk of 35 different lifestyle diseases
A tangible difference
The fact that we sit too much and move too little is the single biggest reason why many people today experience muscle tension and pain in the body.
Research shows that on average we sit down for 11-13 hours during the day. This mainly concerns people with sedentary jobs, because they sit down for about 6-7 hours during a working day.
Not even the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity every day is enough to compensate for an otherwise sedentary day. It will take much more. Because you’re not made to sit all day – you are made to move!
GetUpp Assist with accompanying app
GetUpp is your tool for more movement at work. This is where you spend the majority of your waking hours and therefore where you have the greatest opportunity to make a noticeable difference for yourself.
With GetUpp Assist and the GetUpp App, you can enjoy a healthier workday with daily exercises that boost your energy levels, and prevent a wide range of lifestyle diseases.
It's not just you!
We all have them… bad habits that we wish we didn’t have, but still find hard to change. Maybe you have a desire to reduce the time you sit down during the day but haven’t yet found the solution.
GetUpp has developed a solution to bring more movement into your workday through behavioral design and nudging.
The research speaks for itself
Even though more than 90% of Danish companies have invested in height-adjustable desks for their employees, few of them use them. The investment is therefore rarely recouped, and the intended benefits of standing up never come into play.