PitStop software ensures an increase of 25% to 57% more re-energizing breaks from sedentary work (Slijper, 2007). Research shows that software reminders resulted in a doubling of standing time in originally low-frequency users; from 36.6 minutes per day to 78.9 minutes per day.
Research conducted around the world shows that sitting for prolonged periods has a negative effect on employee health. Sedentary postures can lead to an increase in the risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Alternating between sitting and standing postures is an ideal solution to this problem in the office environment and other health benefits include burning more calories and increasing energy levels.