It’s no doubt that sitting for prolonged periods of time is detrimental to a person’s physical and mental health. But, does that mean we should stand all day instead? Standing continuously for long time periods isn’t healthy either. So, the perfect in-between answer? Alternate!
Alternating between sitting and standing while working has proven health benefits for the body and brain. The best way to encourage this movement between positions is by using a sit-stand desk. Recent studies have shown that the use of a sit-stand station at work increases energy expenditure, decreases neck and back pain, and improves mood states. Ergonomic experts also recommend that you should stand for 10-15 minutes per hour. But don’t take our word for it – take the word of these 5 inspirational writers, artists, and philosophers.