By now, most people have seen headlines such as “Can Sitting Give You Cancer?” and “Sitting Is the New Smoking.” And while it can be tempting to dismiss the crusade against sitting as a passing fad, the case for getting off your chair is compelling—from triggering a process that keeps blood sugar under control to boosting the immune system to burning 30,000 extra calories a year simply by standing up for three hours of each workday.
With the workplace being a major contributor to sedentary behavior, standing desks are becoming a popular alternative. However, for many leaders considering them for themselves and their teams, one concern often takes center stage: Is productivity going to suffer?
All on board
Granted, there is bound to be a period of adjustment, but many workplaces have made the switch with great results.
“We recently moved into a new Manhattan office, and everyone in the company got a standing desk. So...(register to read more)