Which standing desks are worth investing in?
By Maridel Reyes
By now, you’ve probably heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” And you probably know a smug cubicle dweller who won’t shut up about how great he feels after switching to a standing desk.
Cedric X. Bryant, the chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise, sums up sitting in one word: “Bad.” That’s because most of your body’s systems are negatively affected when you take a seat. “People develop lower-back issues from near-constant sitting,” he says, adding that it can wreak havoc on your posture. “They will gain body fat — the abdominal kind — which results in a greater insulin resistance. And that can lead to Type 2 diabetes.”Full Article