It's increasingly clear that sitting stationary for hours at a time is bad for you. But standing at your office's hip, new raised workspace solves that problem, right?
British researchers now claim that standing up is no better for you than sitting, according to a report by The Guardian. In fact, the study finds that sitting in itself -- whether at work or at home -- isn't what's bad for you. It's when you're in a stationary state for a long period of time that could negatively impact your health -- standing included.
“Our study overturns current thinking on the health risks of sitting and indicates that the problem lies in the absence of movement rather than the time spent sitting itself," said Dr. Melvyn Hillsdon from Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter in a press release. "Any stationary posture where energy expenditure is low may be detrimental to health, be it sitting or standing. The results cast doubt on the benefits of sit-stand work stations, which employers are increasingly providing to promote healthy working environments." Welp.