Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Could this asthma medication get a pro athlete banned? > Health-in-Motion 19 October 2016 Standing desks are not just a hipster fad Standing desks are not just a hipster fad. They’re good for your health, too, especially if you have an office job. A new American study demonstrates that desks which allow you to alternate positions between sitting and standing can be beneficial when it comes to weight management. The researcher involved found that using a height-adjustable workstation and switching evenly between sitting and standing over the course of an eight-hour day can get men and women to burn an extra 56.9 and 48.3 calories, respectively. 0 More: Daily Dose: Could this asthma medication get a pro athlete banned?Health-in-Motion advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave? Medical SA child born with HIV has virus under control without drugs Medical Should it really take tragic celebrity suicides to shine the spotlight on mental health? News Revealed: 100 Gauteng ambulances out of operation every day News SEE: Your brain might be 25 years older than your body Medical schemes 20 medical scheme myths you should not believe From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Here's some help... » Combat childhood obesity Childhood obesity brings future health problems 3 ways to get young couch potatoes away from the screen Are your children glued to their electronic devices? It might be time to start making some rules. Time for a break? » Stressful job leads to emotional burnout Work burnout tied to emotional eating This is why you must take annual leave Avoid burnout and use your annual leave to get some well-deserved rest. Your body and mind will thank you.