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Sit-Stand Desks May Be One Weapon In The Fight Against Obesity

October 23, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers have shown that employees using a sit-stand desk burn as much as 87 calories more a day than peers who sit all day. It’s a small number of calories, but the researchers say it is significant enough to make a difference in the fight against obesity. Office workers sit more than 80 percent of the workday, increasing their risk of many sedentary-related problems, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. The cross-sectional study monitored employee activity over a five-day workweek. Participants – who had their sit-stand desks for an average of 1.8 years prior to the study – stood 60 minutes more each day than their sitting coworkers.
Lucas J. Carr et al., "Cross-sectional Examination of Long-term Access to Sit–Stand Desks in a Professional Office Setting. ", American Journal of Preventive Medicine, October 23, 2015, © American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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