How people are using standing desks all wrong

November 7, 2014 10:00 AM

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How people are using standing desks all wrong

We live in a sedentary culture, where most of us spend ample time each day sitting in front of a computer screen at work. Numerous studies in the past decade have shown us this is less than ideal, and too much time kicking back can lead to disability in later life, double the risk of developing diabetes and shorter lifespan.

This has given rise to the standing desk, where users can raise and lower their computers with a simple button, which has seen a 50 percent sales jump in one year’s time. However, experts say they think people are getting the wrong message about what’s actually going to improve health.

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