Are we at a standing desk tipping point? (Getty Image)Anyone who works in a large office has probably noticed colleagues' heads popping up over cubicle dividers like mushrooms sprouting as more and more employees are switching to standing desks (or jerry-rigging their current regular desks into standing versions). The trend started a few years ago with mainly geeky tech types touting the benefits of standing at work, and offering their DIY desk hacks online. Standing desks soon became more mainstream after a number of studies showed the dire health consequences of being a couch—or an office chair—potato. Sure, we've all heard that our modern, sedentary lifestyle has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, but one of the most surprising bits of research showed that regular vigorous exercise, long assumed to be a cure for the common office job, barely mitigated the health risks of sitting for long periods.
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This week, diet and exercise app developer Arshad Chowdhury, 37, posted a blogRead More »from Is Standing Up the Best Move You Can Make at Work?