The AMA Recognizes the Risks
Medical associations, like the American Medical Association (AMA) recognize the risks of prolonged sitting and adopted new policy that encourage businesses to offer alternatives to sitting all day, such as standing workstations, isometric balls, and more to encourage healthier movement throughout the workday.
Absenteeism Costs Around $150 Billion
More employee activity can have an impact on absenteeism and presenteeism as well as healthcare costs: Absenteeism can cost employers around $150 billion per year. Presenteeism can cost employers around $1,500 billion per year.
Save $2,500 Annually
Employees who incorporate low-level activity throughout the day can save their companies an average of $2,500 in annual health care expenses relating to cardiovascular disease.
A movement-friendly office can enhance collaboration: Sit-stand workstation users (particularly those ages 20-30) report being more likely to engage in face-time with coworkers than those using traditional sit-only workstations.