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Are Vertical Desks Overrated? Print E-mail
Written by Aaron Carroll, MD, MS | The Incidental Economist   
Friday, 23 November 2018 14:08
 
We know that physical activity is good for us, and that being sedentary is not. Some have extrapolated this to mean that sitting, in general, is something to be avoided, even at work. Perhaps as a result, standing desks have become trendy and are promoted by some health officials as well as  some countries. Research, however, suggests that warnings about sitting at work are overblown, and that standing desks are overrated as a way to improve health.
 
Dr. David Rempel, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who has  written on this issue, said, "Well-meaning safety professionals and some office furniture manufacturers are pushing sit-stand workstations as a way of improving cardiovascular health - but there is no scientific evidence to support this recommendation."
 

Last Updated on Friday, 23 November 2018 14:15
 


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