Why Stand?

Sitting, the new silent killer.

Research has established a clear link between a sedentary life and an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and mortality. It’s also shown that the negative effects of prolonged sitting can’t be undone by exercise, the same way you can’t counter damage from smoking a pack of cigarettes by hitting the gym.

 


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1. You have to stand the whole dayThis is the single biggest misconception going around about standing desks. It’s also one of the key reasons used in negative articles such as this about standing desks. The simple fact is that prolonged standing time is as bad as prolonged sitting time, leading to varicose veins, back pain and fatigue....

If you want to lose weight, regularly using a standing desk is a smart way to remain dedicated to a healthy level of activity throughout your work day. Tip: try standing for at least 3 hours each day. Standing burns at least 1/3 more calories compared......