Health & The Office

6 Reasons to Take a Stand for Your Health

Results from research studies continue to demonstrate the positive effects that standing has. How can a sit-to-stand desk change your life? Burn more calories: You can burn over 170 extra calories by standing for a few hours (Buckley, Mellor, Morris & Joseph, 2014; see MacEwen, MacDonald & Burr, 2014 for a systematic review). Reduce glucose spikes: Alternating between sitting and standing for 30-minute periods can reduce spikes in blood sugar after eating (Thorp et al., 2014). Exercise alone is not…

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