Sitting at work bad for your health?
This final note today… We’ve got a couple of people around the Marketplace office who’ve got those standing desks. You know, the ones that are sort of chest high. So if you do have to spend your day in front of a computer, at least you don’t spend it sitting.
Seems there’s some disagreement among ergonomics experts about whether that’s a good idea or not. The Washington Post quotes one guy as saying sitting at work is so bad for you it’s the new smoking. Another said standing desks are so stupid they’re the high heels of the furniture business.
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