Stints of standing while working may reduce back pain

September 12, 2014 5:41 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The evils of too much sitting include body aches, pains and fatigue, but a new study suggests that 30-minute stints of standing at work may relieve aching backs without harming productivity.

Australian office workers alternated between sitting and standing every 30 minutes for a week and felt less fatigued and less back pain and lower-leg pain than when they stayed seated the whole day.

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