Take a Stand: 6 Benefits of Standing Up at Work

By now you’ve heard the news: sitting will kill you. They say it’s as threatening to the body as smoking, and even if you belong to the small group of us who work out every day, you aren’t redeemed. One study done in 2012 by Shelly K. McCrady and James A. Levine revealed sitting was more common during the workday than during leisurely time so for those of us who work 40 hours a week, it’s time to stand up.

While not every day is a Saturday and you might need to forego a leisurely walk in the park on your Tuesday, the simple act of standing more throughout your day will impact your life for years to come. And here are 6 reasons why.

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About the Author

Dan LeeDan Lee is CEO and Co-Founder on NextDesk. NextDesk was founded in January 2012 to help prevent the assorted ailments such as back, neck and shoulder pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome — not to mention more serious health issues — associated with desk-job workers remaining stationary for long periods of time.

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