Standing at Work: Stats to Know

Alternate sitting, standing and walking for optimal energy.

Health, ergonomics, standing desks, sitting, walking meetings

Much of the workforce spends hours upon hours sitting. About 1 in 4 American adults sit for more than eight hours a day, which can lead to heart disease and premature death.

Fortunately, workers and businesses can fight this problem. Research tells us that a mix of standing and sitting appears to be optimal for our health. For a real boost, add in walking, whether as a break from your day or for a walking meeting with co-workers.