12/1/2012 – Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics

The health studies that conclude that people should sit less, and get up and move around more, have always struck me as fitting into the “well, duh” category.

Bits Blog: Field Notes in Ergonomic Diversity: Standup Workers Speak (December 2, 2012)
But a closer look at the accumulating research on sitting reveals something more intriguing, and disturbing: the health hazards of sitting for long stretches are significant even for people who are quite active when they’re not sitting down. That point was reiterated recently in two studies, published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine and in Diabetologia, a journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Read the full article at The New York Times.