Good Advice for “Sitting Disease”

A consensus statement of U.K. public health experts recommends those with desk-based jobs seek to get 2 hours of standing or light activity each workday. The authors cite evidence which links cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, mental health problems, and mortality with sedentary behaviors. They advise sedentary workers to regularly alternate between standing-based and sitting-based work, and strongly recommend adjustable standing desks.

PositiveTip: If you are a sedentary worker, you may experience better health and greater productivity if you mix sitting with standing.