Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuse > 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: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuseHealth-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 News From poo to dagga: 5 health stories you should read today Medical 8 myths about an overactive bladder busted Medical Compound in dagga eases severe form of epilepsy News How to avoid falling asleep behind the wheel Medical How often should you poo? Parenting Teasing teens about weight may cause lasting harm From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Dangerous winter sun » Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure? Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot. Did you know? » The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason 10 fascinating facts about salt The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.