Are there any real benefits to using a standing desk? To find out, we set Edward Chester the challenge of using one for a month. Here’s his diary of what he found.
Recent studies into the health risks involved in sitting all day have prompted many to start looking into alternative ways of working at a desk. To avoid the greater risk of heart disease, colon cancer, postural problems, and much more besides many people are turning to standing at their desks, while some are even walking on treadmills or using exercise bikes while they work.
The logic is simple: spending more time standing or moving your lower body engages more muscles so it burns more calories, promotes better posture, increases blood flow to your extremities and thus improves alertness.
While some people have suggested this is reason enough to ditch sitting altogether, others have countered that simply getting up and walking at regular intervals is enough to have the same effect – not to mention, standing all day has plenty of downsides too (varicose veins, anyone?).
So, to put the idea of the standing desk to the test, TrustedReviews asked me to give it a go.
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