Tagged as Standing Desks

The vast majority of us spend hours at a desk in front of a computer every day. Even after the workday is complete, many of us go on to sit more while in a car, bus, or the subway and then again at the dinner table, and in front of the television. Even if we take time out of our busy day to engage in physical activity such as walking, biking, running or weight training, the proportion of this time...
November 24, 2021
If you’re among the estimated - 80.2 million - sedentary people in America, you probably have some concerns over your potential health risks. It’s no surprise trendsetters have found novel ways to combat the inactivity epidemic, one of the hottest approaches being the standing desk. There are real benefits to reducing the amount of time you spend sitting, but standing for prolonged periods may not...
January 3, 2020
Today it is common to have a job that involves sitting at a desk for eight hours a day. And usually we would feel good if we hit the gym a few times a week, or managed to squeeze in a hike on a weekend. However, one major lesson that has come out of research on sedentary behavior is that exercising before or after work—although great to do – does not undo the harm done by sitting all day. Long periods...
February 4, 2016
Ongoing research proving the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle has raised awareness that sitting too many hours regularly can adversely influence health and longevity. Dr. James Levine, M.D., PhD., is an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. He is also a research professor determined to reduce the epidemic of obesity and the diseases it causes in the United States. Dr. Levine's position is that humans...
January 19, 2016
Photo Credit: Steven Mileham via Flickr - Typical office workers spend as much as- 75 percent -of their day in a chair. Think about it: You sit in your car to drive to work, you sit at your desk, you sit in meetings, you sit at lunch, and you probably sit in front of the TV when you come home. Depressing, right? - Even if you hit the gym after work, an hour or so of exertion might not be enough to...
June 8, 2015