Experts tell us that sitting is the new smoking and that not even regular exercise can counteract the health impact of sitting all day long. As a result, traditional office culture is being turned upside down and a growing number of workers are spending the day at a standing desk. If you are skeptical about standing at work, check out the information below the image to learn more about the benefits of standing for parts of the day. For the believers, it is important to make sure to practice good form. Check out the infographic below to make sure you are keeping up with best practices.

Standing Desk 101
Experts say that working at a standing desk instead of sitting all day long can reduce the risk for a number of health conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and conducted by researchers at the American Cancer Society suggests people who sit for long periods of time have an increased risk of disease and a shorter average life span. Another study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011 found when workers used standing desks and reduced their sitting time by about an hour a day, they reduced their upper back and neck pain by 54% and experienced improvements in mood.

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