Are Standing Desks Beneficial to Your Health?
It seems that the jury is still out on this one.
Preliminary research suggested that the use of standing desks reduced the risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and lowered long-term mortality risk. Experts recommended alternating between standing and sitting, citing that standing for long periods of time can lead to back, knee or foot problems.
Suddenly, “sitting was the new smoking” and many companies began the transition from traditional desks to standing desks or sit-stand desks.
A recent meta-analysis* of the 20 best-designed studies showed that there was little evidence to support the claims that standing desks have the health benefits cited by earlier studies; however, if you currently use a standing/sit-stand desk, fear not, as you might still be reaping benefits including increased cognitive performance and higher productivity levels – up to 45% higher in some cases. (Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, 2016).
And then there is this…We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one!
Link to the Productivity Study: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/km4nB428SqEGEqw7Bwjz/full
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