Everyone’s heard the new mantra: Office life can be hazardous. Staring at a screen all day ruins your eyes. Poor air quality deprives your brains of energy. Worst of all, sitting is the new smoking.
In an attempt be healthier and more productive in our cubicles, workers and workplaces have hacked the office to encourage better patterns of behavior. There’s no more popular hack than the standing desk. But does it live up to the hype?
Rebecca and Francesca seek answers from Mark Benden, director of the ergonomics center at Texas A&M, whose research has found that we’re using standing desks wrong. With his help, we learn how to get the most out of standing (and sitting) at work.
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