Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-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 Sex Are you having the right amount of sex for your health? Medical SEE: How much liquid can a condom hold? Medical Should I tell my employer I have epilepsy? News QUIZ: Guess the people behind these medical discoveries? Lifestyle 7 reasons why too much salt is bad for you Lifestyle Can you really use coconut oil to treat acne? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?