By Dr. Mallika Marshall

BOSTON (CBS) — New evidence that standing desks could be good for you. A small study finds they may not only improve your health and wellness but may also improve your job performance.

Researchers in the United Kingdom studied more than 200 office workers. Some of them used height-adjustable workstations that allowed them to either sit or stand while working. The others used standard desks.

At the beginning of the study, people sat for an average of almost 10 hours a day, including at home. However, at the end of the study, those who used the sit-stand desks sat for 82 fewer minutes a day.

They also performed better at their jobs and reported less fatigue, less anxiety and a better quality of life.

Dr. Mallika Marshall

  1. Igor Ermakov says:

    After years working on computer on daily basis I came to the same idea and bought a standing desk. It really helps me to reduce back pain (and neck pain as well). But you can’t work all day long by standing. So, please try to split it into 2 phases (or even 4). 50% of time by sitting and 50% – by standing.
    But in the first week try to work by standing shorter period of time. 15-30mins or so. It’ll be a bit painful first time, but after weeks you’ll feel fine :)
    And I’ve also seen some collection of desks here:

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