Standing desks are in. Once the province of Scandinavian design magazines, the stand-up desk is extending to the world of corporate drones over here in the rest of Europe. And, as it appears, for good reason — there’s an increasing array of medical evidence that hours of uninterrupted sitting can be surprisingly bad for your health. The news, media and other outlets have recently taken to suggesting that people who spend a lot of time sitting down are in mortal danger.
Today we launch a new white paper called ‘Stand Up for the Right to Sit Down’. This paper looks at the question that many hr professionals are asking; studies suggest that sitting is tied to higher mortality, but is standing at your desk for long periods really the answer?
Jessica Andrews looks at recent research on both sides of the argument – the case against sitting, and the case against standing. She then puts forward an alternative approach to resolving the sedentary debate in the workplace.
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