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I have a standing desk at work. From a health perspective, is that a good or bad thing?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Generally good

Having a tall, standing-type desk is generally a good thing for many reasons: less strain on the back (because most desk chairs promote poor posture), improved leg and core strength, and less neck strain.
However, be sure to not "hunch over" your desk and be sure to keep your legs moving (vs just standing with no movement for any prolonged period of time). Find a way to relax if you get tired.

In brief: Generally good

Having a tall, standing-type desk is generally a good thing for many reasons: less strain on the back (because most desk chairs promote poor posture), improved leg and core strength, and less neck strain.
However, be sure to not "hunch over" your desk and be sure to keep your legs moving (vs just standing with no movement for any prolonged period of time). Find a way to relax if you get tired.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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