Should we be standing instead?

White Stackable Dining Table Chair from IkeaSpending our work day sitting down at a desk is not good for our health in the short and long run. People regularly report tiredness and a loss of energy mid-afternoon, and long hours sitting also increase the risk of weight gain and obesity. In the long run the effects of prolonged sitting are more sinister, with studies showing a clear correlation between six or more hours spent sitting down and an earlier death rate (in both men and women). What’s a sitting worker bee to do?

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