Standing up for health – the standing desk movement

Some say sitting is the new smoking. There’s no argument – too much sitting is bad. The truth is, in the modern office set-up, with our comfy chairs, email, internet, elevators and fancy phones, we find ourselves with very little reason to get up and move. And here-in lies the problem! Automation has become the enemy of agility.

Sitting has become our default position and subsequently diseases related to sedentary behaviour continue to rise.

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Benefits of standing desks


The tide however is beginning to turn. Sit-stand desks and the understanding of the need to move more at work is steadily gaining interest and understanding.

This paper details the findings of a recent study on the standing desk movement, uncovering what is not often mentioned about not only the physical, but the financial and physiological implications of movement. See why opportunities for standing and incidental movement are becoming more valuable in today’s workplace.

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