IS STANDING AS BAD AS SMOKING?
There’s been story after story telling us that sitting at our desks is killing us and we should all be standing. Now a 12-year-long study has found that standing for hours might be just as bad for you as smoking, making you twice as likely to get heart disease. Apparently, standing could increase pressure in your veins, plus it isn’t great for your back or legs, so what should you do? Mix up sitting and standing. Research has shown that sit-stand desks reduce sitting time by more than three hours a week, increase your sense of wellbeing and energy, lower fatigue and appetite and keep you productive. If you’re feeling desk-bound, go to the loo on the next floor, walk at lunchtime, chat to colleagues rather than emailing – move every hour.