Sit-to-stand workstations no panacea

Despite growing popularity, standing desks can be unhealthy
By Jane Sleeth
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2017
Sit-to-stand Workstations
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By now, most of us have read the headlines “Sitting is the new smoking” or “Sitting will kill you.” But what if there’s a downside to all the recommendations that people stand at their desk?

A look at the research suggests the health benefits are questionable, especially if sit-to-stand workstations are not properly integrated into the workplace.

Rising popularity