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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.

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