Mainstream Media Warns: “Sitting Is the New Smoking!”
Just like smoking, prolonged sitting increases your risk for chronic diseases, including obesity and even death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. And, like smoking, sitting’s addictive nature makes it hard to quit! We’re quite literally “under the influence” of cushions and seat backs.
On the heels of this clever tagline, the standup desk movement has picked up steam, and workers are trading in their comfy office chairs for waist-level desks and all-day standing marathons.
But the solution is not as simple as sliding your chair aside and perching your monitor at standup height.