Inflammation is a reaction in the body that creates redness, swelling, heat and can cause pain.

It is usually a response to something like an infection, chronic irritation or an injury. Studies have shown that sitting longer is associated with an increased level of inflammation.

According to Harvard Health, more than half of the average person’s day is spent sitting, whether in front of a computer at work, in front of the TV at home, or with a meal at the table. Unfortunately this trend is hazardous to our health, contributing to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity, which in turn ups your chances of heart disease and stroke.

Walking for just 30 minutes per day can help reverse some of these issues. More and more people have chosen to use a standing desk at work so they do not maintain a sedentary lifestyle.