Are standing desks a solution to the sitting problem?

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When you hear about the scary health problems associated with sitting, the solution most people come up with is obvious: get a standing desk. But Time Magazine did an interesting article, “The Dangers of Sitting at Work–and Standing”; the conclusion of the ergonomics experts interviewed for the story is that standing all day only causes a different set of health problems. (Ask anyone who works on their feet, like restaurant servers, and they’ll tell you it’s no picnic.)

Alan Hedge, director of Human Factors and Ergonomics research and teaching programs at Cornell University, concluded: “Research shows that you don’t need to do vigorous exercise…build in a pattern of creating greater movement variety in the workplace.” That’s what we had in mind when we developed Take A Yoga Break. (Have you subscribed yet? It’s free.)