You Should Be Standing At Your Desk 2-4 Hours a Day

standup desk
My standup desk

Hah!  I am vindicated!!!

Experts now say you should start standing up at work for at least two hours a day — and work your way toward four.

That’s a long-awaited answer for a growing number of workers who may have heard of the terrible health effects of prolonged sitting and been wondering whether they should buy standing desks or treadmill desks.

Today, the average office worker sits for about 10 hours, first all those hours in front of the computer, plowing through e-mails, making calls or writing proposals — and eating lunch. And then all those hours of sitting in front of the TV or surfing the Web at home.

My normal schedule has me standing 4-5 hours a day, interspersed with meetings, lunch, things like that.  But I’ll try and get an hour, maybe 2 hours of sit down time in the late afternoon.


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