Go Green and Get Healthier With a ‘Stand-Working’ Desk!

by , 09/19/10
filed under: Design, Design for Health

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Are you feeling especially lethargic after a long day’s work? Or maybe like you’ve been put through a ringer even though you’ve simply been sitting at a desk all day? Well, your sedentary state may just be the reason your body is ailing. Recent studies have confirmed that too much sitting is actually bad for your health — increasing risks for obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Built to be in motion, the human body depends on movement to keep its muscles from breaking down and its metabolism up — so when one becomes overly static, the signs of degeneration usually present themselves in the form of increasingly poor health. So what’s one to do in a world of 9-5 by desk jobs? Stand-working!

Read ahead as Inhabitat’s very own stand-working Editor-in-Chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, discusses the benefits of working without a chair. From resolved body pains, to increased energy, to better mental focus, we have a feeling this idea just might get you excited about going back to work on Monday!


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1 Comment

  1. kp_nine September 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    This is a great idea and deserves its airtime–the more I have to sit at a desk, the more I believe that it’s going to kill me–but I’m not sure I see what’s green about it. In fact, if it requires your buying a new desk, it’s kinda anti-green.

    I’m sure you could retrofit a regular desk, building a platform with reclaimed materials to raise its surface. Now that would be green.

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