Standing desks are all the rage.
I just don’t get it.
I know- sitting is the new smoking so they say…and I’m not saying that sitting for eight hours a day is good for you, but really, is standing for eight hours a day any better?
I did not do scientific research about this- I’m sure there are thousands of articles and statistics that support standing desks, and I’m sure there are an equal amount of studies and stats the say the exact opposite. That’s the nature of anything- one group says A while another says Z. It’s not so much a right or wrong, just different studies and different ways to look at something…
Shouldn’t everything be a balance?
If sitting all day isn’t good, is doing the exact opposite the right course of action?
From personal experience, my Dad had a job that made him be on his feet all day. You know what it did for him? Varicose veins, foot issues and heart issues. Standing put too much stress on his body. Sitting a bit might have been better for him.
What if you stand all day but have poor posture? Is that a plus or a minus?
Is good health about more than a decision to stand or sit?
If you stand all day but smoke, how healthy are you?
If you sit and take a five minute walk every hour, how unhealthy are you?
Stand and do no other exercise?
Sit but work out regularly with weights and separate cardio?
Isn’t healthy an all around life style?
What do you think about the standing desk phenomena? Do you think it’s a fad like those kneeling chairs? (remember those? It was supposed to be better to kneel when doing work)
Or do you think it’s an effective tool to use towards a healthy lifestyle?