Is sitting at a desk for extended periods of time deadly? Several medical studies say “yes.”
From obesity, heart disease and back problems, we face serious health risks by sitting for most of our work day. According to a longitudinal study by the American Cancer Society that tracked 123,000 Americans, men who sit for more than 6 hours a day face a 20 percent higher death rate than men who sit for 3 hours or less. The difference among women was worse: 40 percent.
That study helps explain the appeal of height-adjustable desks: standing while working is productive and also burns calories. The only real downside is having to remove and put back all of your desk items -- monitors, keyboard, paper stacks -- whenever you want to raise your desk. But what if your desk could raise itself automatically without you having to go through any trouble?
Check out the Stir Kinetic Desk, a desk I fell in love with at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Not only does it senseRead More »from Working At This Desk Burns Calories