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Keep Standing: Why Sitting Down on the Job Increases Risk of Health Issues (Science World Report)

This article relates the findings of various studies on sedentary behavior by the National Institute of Health, The American Osteopathic Association and others. Findings show that the average American adult spends approximately 7.7 hours per day engaged in sedentary behavior, with about 70% of office workers sitting at their desks for over 5 hours per day. The article further goes on to suggest standing desks as a step in the right direction to a non-sedentary workforce, but high cost (the article mentions the most popular standing desk, a model from NextDesk the costs around $1600) means a significant investment to get sedentary employees out of their chairs.

Full article here: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/15058/20140529/keep-standing-why-sitting-down-on-the-job-increases-risk-of-health-issues.htm

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