The end of sitting

Gabrielle Lis

Forget whistling: can standing, walking and cycling while we work improve the health of desk-bound workers? Or are active workstations more spin than substance?

If you work in an office, you likely spend more than three quarters of your day sitting down. It’s not good for you. Prolonged sitting is a form of sedentary behaviour that carries risks above and beyond those associated with a lack of regular exercise. If you spend most of the day seated, you’re at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, death from all causes and musculoskeletal discomfort. In fact, researcher...

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Published 25 January, 2017 | Updated 31 January, 2017