Now many years after these terrifying announcements and a growing number of standing work stations have been employed in place of sitting, I am learning that standing is as bad as sitting, possibly worse. What gives?
As you might expect, sometimes the headline is misleading.
The research now is pretty clear that it isn’t a question of sitting vs. standing, but rather the absence of moving that is the critical variable. When it comes to sitting, many thought leaders with best intentions, generalize sitting with the assumption that movement is absent and thus we are sedentary.
“Sedentary lifestyle is the true culprit that compromises our health.”
“We are perpetual motion machines and we need to maintain constant movement from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed.”
Some simple solutions include sit to stand desks, such as Veridesk, using wobble standing boards as can be found on sites such as Fitter1, Ergo247, Amazon and more.
Another consideration is a chair that is designed to move such as CoreChair, Swopper and more.
Never stop moving…