Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 'We could see her lungs through her skin' > 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: 'We could see her lungs through her skin' 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 News QUIZ: Identify the distorted faces of these 15 famous doctors Medical 'Toying with Mother Nature': Doctors attempt to permanently change DNA Lifestyle Moisturiser: the right stuff Partner Content Bringing life-changing tech to SA healthcare countrywide Parenting Respiratory syncytial virus can put babies in hospital Fitness This is your body on base training From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.