I’ll bet you’ve heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking” – it has been kicking around for a few years now. When sitting, our metabolism slows dramatically and this can be linked to increases of a myriad of health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even early death as brought to life in this infographic. Sitting is also a drag on productivity. This well-done TED-Ed video explains the impact on your body.
On trend to help mitigate the effects of lengthy sitting are walking meetings, fitness monitoring devices, “sweatworking”, and the increasing popularity of standing desks
I had been exploring standing desks for some time given my, ahem, long-standing interest in workstation ergonomics, but it wasn’t until I started developing lower back pain that I decided to get serious about researching options. Read More→