man working in office at a standing desk

Sit to Stand Desks

There is a wealth of data showing the negative impacts sitting for extended periods has on the body. With increased risks of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and certain types of cancer. This data helped spawned the sit to stand desk movement.

The evidence is becoming clear on why we should stand during office hours, but what isn’t clear is what happens when we are away from the office. Do we keep standing or do we tend to sit more. The article in this link shows one of the first studies to look at the sit to stand behaviour of office workers. Its findings are intriguing, revealing that those people who use sit to stand desks, will tend to be more sedentary when they are at home. Somewhat negating the positive effects standing throughout the day has.

Sit to Stand Desk Behaviour