Please — take a seat.
Actually I’ll stay standing.
Weird. But okay.
I’d love to sit down but Tim Cook says I can’t.
Apple’s boss has forbidden you from parking yourself in a chair?
More or less — he has insisted employees at Apple’s $5b new HQ in California utilise standing desks.
You have stay standing while trying to figure out how to turn off your iPhone? So unfair!
Cook has likened sitting to cancer. So employees can’t claim to be surprised.
I don’t know about you but standing all day would play havoc with my back. I’m experiencing a phantom twinge just thinking about it.
Standing desks have a seating facility so it’s not as if you’ll be on your feet the entire day. To quote Cook: “If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it’s much better for your lifestyle.”
Is this the latest Silicon Valley lifestyle hack the rest of us are going to be adopting eventually?
Possibly — Google and Microsoft have introduced ‘treadmill’ desks for employees. You can ramble — okay, walk on the spot — as you work.
Sounds like a break from the office grind.
Possibly, but your wallet might need a sit-down. Treadmill desks can retail from €1,000.
Yes, but with proven health benefits, right?
The science is less than definitive. Using a walking desk at 1.5km per hour can burn 2.6 calories per minute, over 60 minutes.
Better than piling it on!
Another survey found that workers who are sitting have better powers of recollection than those using standing desks. Burning calories and burning grey matter may be mutually exclusive.
On your feet: Standing desk