Considering all the studies that have demonized sitting as of late (claiming it may cause heart disease, diabetes and increased anxiety), here’s some news that might just make your head spin. As it turns out, standing may not be so great for us either (seriously—we cannot catch a break here). A new study has linked long periods of standing to long-term back pain and musculoskeletal problems. So should you withdraw that request for a standing office station? The study says that standing for about two hours a day isn’t associated with problems and stretching can also help alleviate some physical strain. Our advice? Whether you’re sitting or standing, take a lap around the office every 30 minutes. As one expert notes, the body doesn’t like to retain the same posture, so getting the blood moving is your best bet. How do you break up your sitting/standing routine at work? Tell us in the comments!
Hold the Phone, Standing at Work May Be Bad for Your Health?
April 16, 2017