Standing room only

Is sitting really the new smoking?

Office workers have a big problem! They spend a big part of their working day sitting down, but research suggests the long-term effects of prolonged sitting include weakened muscles, fragile bones, bad posture and bad backs.

The average office-based employee spends around 80,000 hours seated during their working life.

Source: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Australia)

STANDING CREATES ITS OWN STRAINS

Standing desks and sit-to-stand workstations may not be the magic bullet’ people think they are – there are some issues organisations should consider. 

A MOVE TOWARDS BETTER HEALTH

Our bodies function best when they move, so the ideal space needs a mix of sitting and standing options. 

Clever workplace design considers the placement and movement between meeting rooms, transit areas, common areas and facilities to create healthier, more productive office environments.

Author

Agustin Chevez
Brett Pollard

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90% of Scandinavian office workers have sit/stand workstations
1% of UK office workers do
60% of desks should be adjustable (WELL Building Standard)

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